EFFECT OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRACTICES ON EMPLOYEES’ INTENTION TO QUIT: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR
Keywords:Family-friendly practices, organization citizenship behavior, intention to quit, health sector
Turnover intention has become one of the most serious issues in organizations around the world. Hence, most organizations encourage family-friendly practices (FFPs) to retain employees and to reduce high turnover risk. A plethora of research has confirmed FFPs as a fruitful predictor of turnover intention. However, what is not yet known is whether FFPs directly influence turnover intention or indirectly through organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). To fill the gap, the present study examined the effect of FFPs on employees’ intention to quit. On top of that, the mediating role of OCB in the purported link was also examined. Data were collected from 338 health sector employees using a structured questionnaire. The results of the structural equation modeling using AMOS indicated a significant negative relationship between FFPs and employees’ intention to quit. Moreover, OCB negatively influences employees’ intention to quit and partially mediates the path between family-friendly practices and intention to quit. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence, this study advances existing knowledge and further understanding of organizational work practices. This study recommends that organizations should encourage FFPs to mitigate turnover rate among employees.
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