Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, and Erez (2001) demonstrated that Job Embeddedness is connected to intent to leave and voluntary turnover in employment. Previous researchers have also found that Work Autonomy predicts variables similar to Job Embeddedness (Mitchell et al., 2001). We investigated the factors that impact why people stay at their jobs by examining the relationship between Work Autonomy and Job Embeddedness. Data from 190 currently or previously employed participants were collected. As hypothesized, Work Autonomy was strongly correlated with on/off-the-job fit, on/off-the job sacrifice, on-the-job links and overall Job Embeddedness. However it was not correlated with off-the-job links. Implications for employee turnover in organizations and for the measurement of Job Embeddedness are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012
Jiang, Qian; Wright, Chris W.; and Smith, Amy
"The art of work autonomy: a test of its influence on job embeddedness,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss2/9