Antecedents of intention to leave among academia in Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Awina Kamis (2008) Antecedents of intention to leave among academia in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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This research investigates the impact of human resource practice on the intention to leave among academia in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This research identifies five salient independent variables, namely workload satisfaction, job autonomy, promotion opportunities, salary satisfaction, and external extrinsic rewards that were found to have significant impact on intention to leave from previous studies. Review on the literature also recognizes the impact of moderating variables towards academia intention to leave, which is gender, career age, and rank. An additional moderating variable, namely, state of origin was included based on the observation of the researcher. Survey done on 121 permanent lecturers in the university discovered that all the internal independent factors were found to have no significant relationship with intention to leave, while the only pull factor, external extrinsic rewards was proven to be positively significant with the intention to leave. Also in this research, no moderation effect of gender, career age, rank and state of origin were found in this relationship. The result of this study provides important insight to the management of the university pertaining to issues to improving their delivery system in term of employee compensation strategy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: impact, human resource practice, management, delivery system, academician, job autonomy, promotion opportunity, salary satisfaction, external extrinsic, workload satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 01:48
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 02:33

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