n Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists - The prediction of intention to quit by means of biographic variables, work commitment, role strain and psychological climate

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1019-567X



Work commitment (job involvement, organisational commitment, work involvement, and career commitment), role strain (role conflict and role ambiguity), psychological climate of the employing organisation, and biographical variables were measured in 1484 respondents from two organisations : a financial services group, and a university. The respondents' intention to quit was predicted to the level of approximately 50% common variance between independent and dependent variables, with work commitment variables making the major contribution to the prediction.

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