Weathington, Bart L.
O'Leary, Brian J.; Cunningham, Chris
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Using survey data from a sample of 130 employees across a range of jobs in various organizations, the author examined the relationships among loyalty to supervisor, organizational commitment (affective, continuance, and normative), and intent to turnover. Regression analyses indicated that of the three forms of organizational commitment, only affective commitment fully mediated the relationship between loyalty to supervisor and intent to turnover. These results stress the importance of defining and creating a work environment in which both loyalty to supervisor and affective commitment are enhanced. Research implications, limitations, and areas for future research are also discussed.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Organizational commitment; Employee loyalty
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
viii, 40 leaves
Cunningham, Christie, "What makes people stay? Examining the relationships among loyalty to supervisor, organizational commitment and intent to turnover" (2009). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.