Title: The role of organisational socialisation tactics and task characteristics toward turnover intentions: mediating role of job embeddedness

Authors: Sajjad Ahmad; Qasim Ali Nisar; Khuram Aziz; Sohail Younus

Addresses: Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan ' Department of Business Administration and Management Sciences, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan ' University of the Punjab Gujranwala Campus, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan ' Department of Business Administration, University of Sargodha Gujranwala Campus Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

Abstract: Employees' turnover is deemed as crucial issue within the organisations as it leads towards negative consequences. Previous studies almost ignored the prompt factors that can tackle the employees' turnover issue within knowledge intensive sector. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the role of organisational socialisation tactics and task characteristics towards employees' turnover intentions by concentrating the mediating role of job embeddedness. Data have been collected through survey questionnaire method by applying simple random sampling technique. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structure equation modelling (SEM) techniques have been used for statistical analysis. Results divulged that Organisational Socialisation Tactics and task characteristics significantly and negatively related to employees' turnover intentions. Findings also revealed that job embeddedness significantly and partially mediates the relationship between Organisational Socialisation Tactics, task characteristics and turnover intentions. This study gives insight understanding regarding the crucial factors that leads to reduce turnover intentions.

Keywords: organisational socialisation tactics; task characteristics; job embeddedness; turnover intentions.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2019.097367

Middle East Journal of Management, 2019 Vol.6 No.1, pp.75 - 94

Received: 09 Jan 2018
Accepted: 04 Feb 2018

Published online: 16 Jan 2019 *

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