Person-organisation fit and turnover intention: the mediating role of work engagement

Mumtaz Ali Memon, Rohani Salleh, Shahrina M. Nordin, Jun-Hwa Cheah, Hiram Ting, Francis Chuah
2018 Journal of Management Development  
Purpose -The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it examines the impact of person-organisation fit (P-O fit) on work engagement (WE) and the impact of WE on turnover intention. Second, it examines the mediating role of WE between P-O fit and turnover intention. Design/methodology/approach -A cross-sectional online survey design was used to collect data through snowball sampling procedure. In total, 422 oil and gas (O&G) professionals participated in this study. In total, 13 incomplete
more » ... 13 incomplete samples were excluded during initial screening. As a result, 409 samples were used for final data analysis. The partial least squares-structural equation modelling, using SmartPLS3.0, was performed to test the hypothesised model. Findings -The results of the study revealed strong ties between P-O fit, WE, and turnover intention. Specifically, P-O fit was found to be a strong predictor of WE and WE is negatively related to employees' turnover intention. Further, WE mediated the relationship between P-O fit and turnover intention. Practical implications -The findings of this study suggest that O&G organisations must pay greater attention to P-O fit to increase employees' level of engagement and decrease voluntary turnover rate. Overall, the findings provide pragmatic insights for human resource management practitioners and the relevant stakeholders. Originality/value -To date, little attention has been devoted to understanding the mediating role of WE between P-O fit and turnover intention. The present study addresses this gap in the literature.
doi:10.1108/jmd-07-2017-0232 fatcat:ncrtp3kj2zbdrgaysz3evypd5m