Title: The role of newcomers' proactive behaviours on well-being, engagement and turnover intention

Authors: Robinson James

Addresses: Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Abstract: Well-being and engagement are the two socialisation outcomes that contribute to the success of both the organisation and newcomers. This study proposed that newcomer's engagement in proactive behaviours positively influence their well-being and engagement, and engagement and well-being negatively influence their turnover intention. These relationships were tested using data collected from a group of 154 newcomers who had been recruited within the last one year in garment industry in Sri Lankan. The proposed model was assessed through structural equation modelling with SmartPLS. Results indicated that newcomers' proactive behaviours had important role to play in the prediction of their well-being and engagement. Also, well-being and engagement negatively influence newcomers' intention to leave. The findings underline the essential role of newcomer's proactive behaviour on their well-being, engagement and turnover intention. This study extends the organisational socialisation literature by investigating the influence of proactive behaviour on engagement, well-being and intention to leave among newcomers in garment industry in Sri Lankan context which is an unnoticed population in the organisational socialisation research.

Keywords: socialisation; newcomers; proactive behaviours; engagement; well-being; turnover intention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2022.124542

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.27 No.3, pp.428 - 445

Received: 26 Sep 2019
Accepted: 17 Jan 2020

Published online: 28 Jul 2022 *

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