THE MODERATING EFFECT OF COLLECTIVE GRATITUDE ON THE OVERQUALIFICATION-TURNOVER INTENTION RELATIONSHIP


YILDIZ B., Ozdemir F., Habib E., Caki N.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH, vol.2, no.2, pp.40-61, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-61
  • Keywords: Collective gratitude, job misprision, overqualification, turnover intention, self-righteousness, ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, PERCEIVED OVERQUALIFICATION, JOB-SATISFACTION, MEDIATING ROLE, PERSON-ORGANIZATION, UNDEREMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYEES, WORK, FIT, COMMITMENT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, the moderator role of collective gratitude on the relationship between perceived overqualification and turnover intention, which is one of the negative results of overqualification, was investigated. In this context, to fill the gap in the current literature, the purpose of this study is to investigate the conditional effect of the collective gratitude based on Person-Job Fit Theory. The sample of this study consists of 178 employees, who work in different sectors in Istanbul. Data was gathered by using convenient sampling method between the date of March-April 2017. The data that collected by using survey technic analyzed by using SPSS software and PROCESS that is a macro for the test complex relations. The findings show that overqualification is a statistically significant and positive predictor of turnover intention. This finding consistent with the past studies. However, the findings also show that the moderator role of collective gratitude, contrary to theoretical expectations, is not significant. Managerial and further research implications are also provided.