Personality and Employee Withdrawal: The Effects of Locus of Control on Turnover
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Tested were two hypotheses concerning the role of locus of control in the process of employees' turnover: first, that employees with external locus of control would be more likely to intend to quit and actually quit their jobs, and second, that external scorers would be more likely to intend to quit and actually quit a dissatisfying job. Analyses supported only the aspect of intention to quit in both hypotheses. Externality was associated with intentions to quit, and locus of control moderated the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to quit. These hypothesized relationships did not hold for actual turnover.
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Psychological Reports, v. 59, issue 1, p. 63-66
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Spector, Paul E. and Michaels, Charles E., "Personality and Employee Withdrawal: The Effects of Locus of Control on Turnover" (1986). Psychology Faculty Publications. 636.