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The relation between goal orientation and occupational withdrawal
Leadership & Organization Development Journal
  • Randi L. Sims, Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jess J. Boytell, Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2015
ISSN or ISBN
0143-7739
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Description
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the relation between employee goal orientation and occupational withdrawal intentions and behaviors considering employee satisfaction a mediator in the relations. Design/methodology/approach Survey data were obtained from a sample of 241 licensed real estate professionals using a self-administrated questionnaire. Mediation hypotheses were tested using Smart PLS. Findings The results indicate that job satisfaction fully mediates the relation between learning goal orientation and occupational withdrawal intentions and behaviors. A direct positive relation was found between avoid goal orientation and occupational withdrawal intentions and behaviors. Practical implications Worker shortages in many occupations increases the importance of the ability to understand and predict occupational withdrawal behaviors. Originality/value This study adds to the literature by considering goal orientation as an individual employee characteristics central in predicting and understanding occupational attitudes and withdrawal intentions and behaviors.
DOI
10.1108/LODJ-01-2014-0005
Citation Information
Randi L. Sims and Jess J. Boytell. "The relation between goal orientation and occupational withdrawal" Leadership & Organization Development Journal Vol. 36 Iss. 7 (2015) p. 816 - 832
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randi-sims/75/