Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Interplay among HRM Practices, Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: An Empirical Investigation

Author(s): Barween Al Kurdi, Hamzah Elrehail, Haitham M. Alzoubi, Muhammad Alshurideh, Raid Al-Adaileh

This study aimed at investigating the impact of HRM practices (HRMPs) on employees’ intention to leave within the context of UAE’s educational sector. The mediating role of job satisfaction is also assessed. The study adopted a descriptive and analytical approach using a quantitative survey to collect the data and to test the proposed hypotheses. The sample was selected using cluster sampling method from UAE education sector. The researchers decided to use online form to save time and effort in delivering questionnaires, collecting data, and analysing results. The study revealed that both HRMPs and job satisfaction have statistically significant impact on employees’ intention to leave. HRMPs also have a significant statistical impact of job satisfaction. Furthermore, the mediating role of job satisfaction on the influential relationship between HRMPs and employees’ intention to leave is confirmed. The study recommends that top management should always make their efforts to assess and continually improve their HRMPs to avoid high turnover rate and to retain their talents. Implications and limitations are also outlined at the end of the paper.

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