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Turnover intention among electrical and electronics sub-sector employees in Malaysia: Job characteristics perspective

Zainuddin, Nizamuddin and Mad Nor, Nik Norsyamimi and Johari, Husna (2013) Turnover intention among electrical and electronics sub-sector employees in Malaysia: Job characteristics perspective. In: 4th International Conference on Education and Information Management, 21 ~ 22 December 2013, Penang, Malaysia.

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Job turnover is traditionally faced by organizations in many industries.Implications such as resources wastage and low productivity can be derived from turnover issue. Turnover intention was found to be a reliable predictor for actual turnover in previous studies.Consequently, this demands some insights on turnover intention issue especially within Malaysian context.This paper will focus on determining the relationship of job characteristics on turnover intention among manufacturing operators particularly in Electrical and Electronics sub-sector.The study was conducted amongst the operators of manufacturing industry in Peninsular Malaysia (N=800).Considering that Malaysia manufacturing industry has shown a strong economic growth through large investment in economic activities, it is important for all manufacturing companies to retain talented employees and reduce turnover problem in order to be more productive and competitive.The findings had accepted the research hypothesis.Dimensions of job characteristics (i.e. skill variety, task identity and feedback) had significantly correlated and contributed to the turnover intention.The findings had contributed to the theoretical significance through the examination of direct relationships between job characteristics on turnover intention among local operators in manufacturing sector based on the high turnover rate in Malaysia manufacturing sector between the years 2008 until early of 2011.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 2307-8588 Organized by: International Foundation for Research and Development (IFRD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Turnover intention, Job characteristics, Manufacturing industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 04:17
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9957

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