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Organizational and supervisory support in relation to employee turnover intentions

Organizational and supervisory support in relation to employee turnover intentions Purpose – The present paper aims to examine the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS), perceived supervisory support (PSS) and turnover intentions. The paper also aims to investigate whether employee's individual cultural values regarding collectivism and individualism moderate the relationship between POS and turnover intentions. Design/methodology/approach – Data were obtained utilizing survey from a sample of 304 full‐time employed adults working in insurance companies in Turkey. Employees completed regular survey that contained measures of the constructs of interest of this study. Findings – Results revealed that employees who perceive high levels of PSS but report low levels of POS will also report high levels of turnover intentions compared to employees who perceive low PSS and low POS. Practical implications – For increasing POS to be successful, managers must strive to find out the way to increase their social support, and then tailor support accordingly. Managers may benefit from considering cultural values during the support process. Furthermore organizations may develop different support policies for employees. Originality/value – The study's findings add to the growing body of research concluding that supervisor‐related perceptions and attitudes can shape organization‐related perceptions and attitudes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Managerial Psychology Emerald Publishing

Organizational and supervisory support in relation to employee turnover intentions

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0268-3946
DOI
10.1108/02683941211235418
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Abstract

Purpose – The present paper aims to examine the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS), perceived supervisory support (PSS) and turnover intentions. The paper also aims to investigate whether employee's individual cultural values regarding collectivism and individualism moderate the relationship between POS and turnover intentions. Design/methodology/approach – Data were obtained utilizing survey from a sample of 304 full‐time employed adults working in insurance companies in Turkey. Employees completed regular survey that contained measures of the constructs of interest of this study. Findings – Results revealed that employees who perceive high levels of PSS but report low levels of POS will also report high levels of turnover intentions compared to employees who perceive low PSS and low POS. Practical implications – For increasing POS to be successful, managers must strive to find out the way to increase their social support, and then tailor support accordingly. Managers may benefit from considering cultural values during the support process. Furthermore organizations may develop different support policies for employees. Originality/value – The study's findings add to the growing body of research concluding that supervisor‐related perceptions and attitudes can shape organization‐related perceptions and attitudes.

Journal

Journal of Managerial PsychologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 29, 2012

Keywords: Individualism; Collectivism; Perceived organizational support; Perceived supervisory support; Turnover intentions; Turkey; Individual development; Perception; Employees turnover

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