Relationship between employability and turnover intention

The moderating effects of organizational support and career orientation

Yevhen Baranchenko, Xie Yizhong, zhibin Lin, Chi Keung Lau, Jie Ma

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This study examines the impact of employability on turnover intention by differentiating internal and external employability, and considering the possible moderating roles of perceived organizational support (POS) and career orientation. Using a sample of 411 responses to a two-wave questionnaire survey generated from six cities in China, we find that external employability positively influenced turnover intention, but internal employability negatively influenced turnover intention. The results also indicate that POS had positive moderating effect only on the relationship between external employability and turnover intention. Furthermore, for employees with disengaged career orientation, external employability exerts a strong impact on turnover intention. This study adds to the limited research empirically linking employability and turnover intention, whereas the findings can be used by HRM practitioners to factor in organizational support and career orientation initiatives that improve the retention of employees with high external employability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Management and Organization
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Oct 2019

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Employability
Career orientation
Organizational support
Turnover intention
Moderating effect
Employees
Perceived organizational support
Factors
China
Questionnaire survey

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