The influence of work-family factors on the relationship between job autonomy and intention to stay among single mothers in Malaysia

Noraani Mustapha, and Aminah Ahmad, and Jegak Uli, and Khairuddin Idris, (2010) The influence of work-family factors on the relationship between job autonomy and intention to stay among single mothers in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Management Research. pp. 102-120. ISSN 2229 – 3795

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Abstract

Employee turnover has been a major concern among researchers in human resource development (HRD) area since it has negative impact on organization. This study was conducted to test the mediating effects of work-family facilitation and family satisfaction on the relationship between job autonomy as the independent variable and intention to stay as the dependent variable. By using self-administered research questionnaire, data was collected from 240 middle age single mother employees. Samples were determined through simple random sampling method whereby six out of 24 single mother associations were selected to obtain research samples. Descriptive statistical analysis was conducted to describe the respondents. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to determine the relationships among variables and Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS version 16.0 was utilized for model testing and to verify the presence of mediation effects. Then the Soble’s z-test was used to test whether the mediators carry the effect of the independent variables on the dependent variable. The findings indicated that there were positive and negative relationships among variables. The results also established the presence of mediation effects between the independent and dependent variables. Organizations may utilize work-family facilitation and family satisfaction as mechanisms to promote longer retention among employees.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Intention to stay, Work-family facilitation, family satisfaction, Job autonomy, Single mother employee, Malaysia
Faculty: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 12:12
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 11:30
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/86

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