Title: Role of supervisor, co-worker support, social network and group cohesiveness on employee intention to stay

Authors: Indranil Mutsuddi; Chandranshu Sinha

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, JIS University, Kolkata, India ' Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, UP, India

Abstract: Employee retention perspectives have become an issue of concern for most organisations keeping the plethora of changes occurring in the business landscape. Considering this, it has become imperative to understand the factors especially social factors that govern employee intention to stay in organisations. The study explores the implication of social factors like supervisor support, co-worker support, social network, and group cohesiveness on employee intention to stay in information technology firms in and around cities in North India. Earlier research have been conducted exploring the role of contextual factors on employee retention mostly in overseas perspectives, leaving grounds for further research particularly in the Indian context. Findings of the study indicate that group cohesiveness mediated the relationship of co-worker support and social network with employee intention to stay. Supervisor support on the other hand, had significant influence on employee intention to stay, apart from influencing social network and co-worker support.

Keywords: social factors; employee intention to stay; supervisor support; co-worker support; social network; group cohesiveness; information technology organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2023.129039

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2023 Vol.33 No.3, pp.299 - 325

Received: 29 Apr 2019
Accepted: 05 Jan 2020

Published online: 16 Feb 2023 *

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