Title: Antecedents and consequences of intention to quit the organisation and the profession

Authors: Nishant Uppal

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh), 226 013, India

Abstract: Intention to quit is a widely researched phenomenon. Intention to quit has been here studied in two folds: intention to quit organisation and profession separately. Individual, organisational, external determinants and outcomes for these two are identified from existing literature. It is posited that job satisfaction and organisational commitment have a circular relationship with intention to quit organisation and profession and these two phenomena relate to intention to quit invariably through almost all determinants and outcomes. Hence, it is proposed that by tactically inducing satisfiers and commitment boosters, organisations can benefit by handling if not eliminate such intentions completely that have severe effects on individual as well as organisational performance.

Keywords: intention to quit; intention to resign; circularity; antecedents; consequences; job satisfaction; organisational commitment; organisational performance; organisational resignation; professional resignation; professions; intention to leave.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2015.070795

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2015 Vol.8 No.3, pp.183 - 201

Received: 06 May 2014
Accepted: 07 May 2014

Published online: 24 Jul 2015 *

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