Job design factors that influence employees' engagement and intention to quit : a study at private higher learning institution in Sabah

Hairul Nizam Alias, (2007) Job design factors that influence employees' engagement and intention to quit : a study at private higher learning institution in Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine whether the job design factors influence the employees' engagement and intention to quit. Primary data was collected using a questionnaire. About 113 respondents from Private Higher Learning Institution in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah participated in this study. The respondents chosen for this study are private higher learning institution's employees from nine universities namely Institut Pengurusan Dinamik Sabah (IPDS), Eastern College, Kolej Yayasan Sabah (KYS), Asian Tourism Institute (ATI), ·Stamford College, Kinabalu Commercial College, Cosmo Point College, International University College Technology Twintech (IUCIT) and INTI College. Data collected was analyzed by utilizing the SPSS computer software program. Through this study design, we can see the results of the hypotheses testing which involved the relationship between those three variables; 'Independent Variable' (Job design), Intervening Variable (Employees' engagement) and 'Dependent Variable' (Intention to Quit). The analysis of available data indicated that there is a significant relationship between the job design and intention to quit, there is a significant relationship between the job design and employees' engagement, there is a significant relationship between the employees' engagement and intention to quit and the employees' engagement has significance to mediate the relationship between job design and intention to quit. The study recommends that the employers need to ensure the job design is clear and well design. They should pay more attention to some factors such as task significance and employees' engagement to keep employees' retention in the organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: job design, employees' engagement, intention to quit, Private Higher Learning Institution
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 07:57
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 07:57
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18905

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