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Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Mediating Role of Affective Commitment in HRM Practices and Turnover Intention Relationship: A Study in a Developing Context
Author(s): Mohd H. R. Joarder, Mohmad Yazam Sharif, Kawsar Ahmmed
Volume: 2
Number: 4
Year: 2011
Page: 135-158
ISSN: 1309-2448
Abstract

The present study was designed to examine the dimensions of HRM practices that may cause faculty turnover decision among the private university faculty members in Bangladesh. The role of affective commitment as the mediator in the proposed relationship was also investigated. A total of 317 faculty members of the private universities participated, completed and returned the questionnaire which represented 57% response rate of the study. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the hypotheses of the study. The results of the study revealed that out of six HRM practices used in this study three were found highly significant and negatively related to turnover intention. The study also found that affective commitment mediates the proposed relationship between HRM practices and turnover intention. Limitations and suggestions for future research are forwarded.

Keywords: HRM practices, Affective commitment, Turnover intention, Private Universities in Bangladesh.

JEL Classification: M12, M54, C12

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