Title

Turnover and Retirement: A Comparison of their Similarities and Differences

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

23 p.

Publication Date

9-1998

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Personnel Psychology

Source ISSN

0031-5826

Abstract

This study sought to demonstrate that turnover and retirement intentions were distinct forms of organizational withdrawal and to empirically examine the similarities and differences between their antecedents. In a sample of 375 (126 men and 247 women) working adults, a confirmatory factor analysis supported the contention that items measuring turnover intent and retirement intent were related to 2 separate constructs. In addition, the correlation between the 2 measures was low and not significant. The influence of common and unique variables that influence turnover intent and retirement intent were then examined. The results suggested that there were significant differences between the predictors of turnover intentions and retirement intentions. These findings suggest that there are important differences between turnover and retirement and it is necessary to treat them separately for some purposes.

Comments

Personnel Psychology, Vol. 51, No. 3 (September 1998): 643-665. DOI.

Gary Adams was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh at the time of publication.