Compared 3 approaches to the prediction of turnover in a sample of National Guard members. Assessments of components of M. Fishbein's (1967) behavioral intention model, job satisfaction, and L. Porter's (1974) organizational commitment model, combining elements of both satisfaction and intention, were obtained. All 3 models predicted enlistment behaviors during the 6 mo following attitude assessments with a high degree of accuracy. Based on a sample of 252 Guard members with an enlistment base rate of 50%, Fishbein's behavioral intention model had a multiple correlation of .65, job satisfaction had a multiple correlation of .55, and organizational commitment had a correlation of .58 with actual enlistment behavior. Implications for organizational retention and attitude-behavior relations are discussed. (27 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- behavioral intervention model of M. Fishbein vs job satisfaction model vs L. Porter's organizational commitment model, prediction of turnover, National Guard members
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- Applied Psychology