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Organizational-level study of the impact of past turnover on future turnover in the Sultanate of Oman.


Mohamed Al Balushi, Ruqaiya and Idris, Khairuddin and Omar, Zoharah and Basri, Ramli and Kumar, Naresh (2013) Organizational-level study of the impact of past turnover on future turnover in the Sultanate of Oman. International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 2 (2). pp. 35-52. ISSN 2243-7770; ESSN: 2243-7789


Turnover phenomena attracted researchers from all over the world for generations. Most of this research was directed towards turnover antecedents with a few scattered conceptual and empirical studies related to turnover consequences. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of past turnover on future turnover in public organizations, in addition to test the mediation role of organizational climate in this relationship. Public schools as separate identities were the best choice as the study sample. Data were collected through questionnaires from 142 public schools in all educational regions in Oman. Two-step structural equation modeling approach, and nested model comparison were used for data analysis. The results revealed that: (1) past turnover predicts future turnover, significantly; (2) organizational climate fails to mediate this relationship. The study added to the body of knowledge by confirming Staw’s hypothesis relating past turnover to future turnover in the Omani context. Human resource professionals and educational administration practitioners may play an important role in decreasing future turnover by tackling and decreasing past turnover, in addition to improving the relationship climate in schools. The study is limited to public schools in Oman and further studies about turnover consequences in the Arabic context are needed to affirm the results.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsm.2013.549
Publisher: Consortia Academia Publishing
Keywords: Turnover intentions; Transfer; Quit; Teacher; Organizational climate; Organizational-level.
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 08:14
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 06:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29088
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