Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1246

Date

2014

Date of Award

12-2-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Business Administration

Concentration

Management

Committee Chair

David G Allen

Committee Member

Charles A Pierce

Committee Member

Robert W Renn

Committee Member

John Amis

Abstract

Much like scholarship on employment relationships, the goal of contemporary research on romantic relationships is to understand the forces that attract partners to one another and the underlying mechanisms that form long-term stable and satisfying unions. The three manuscripts herein integrate these seemingly disparate bodies of literature to address gaps in the turnover literature. First, I proffer positive illusions as a proximal antecedent of voluntary turnover and an answer as to why employees remain in bad employment relationships despite facing shocks, accumulated dissatisfaction, and quality alternatives. Second, I examine the content of exit conversations, identifying how employees approach exit (i.e., direct & indirect bids) and effective strategies that managers can use to inhibit turnover. Third, I consider the effect of perspective taking on job embeddedness and the influence of gender and network centrality. Overall, these studies provide new insights that help to understand better the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of employment relationships.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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