Locus of Control and Delay of Gratification As Moderators of Employee Turnover

Rodger W. Griffeth, Peter Hom

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Abstract

Main effects of personality on turnover have generally been weak. However, little previous research has considered its indirect effects. Personality may moderate the determinants of turnover. Using a sample of 192 hospital employees, this study examined the moderating effects of locus of control and ability to delay need gratification on the immediate determinants of turnover proposed by Mobley, Griffeth, Hand, and Meglino (1979). The findings generally indicated that the relative strength of the determinants of turnover varied as predicted. Implications for employee retention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1318-1333
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume18
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

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  • Social Psychology

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