Examining the relationship between employee-superior conflict and voluntary turnover in the workplace: A comparison of companies across industries.

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Employee turnover is a topic of concern for a multitude of organizations. A variety of work-related factors play into why an individual chooses to change jobs, but these are often symptoms of underlying issues, such as conflict. This study set out to determine if conflict between employees and their superiors has an impact on the level of turnover in an organization, and if manufacturing versus non-manufacturing industry type makes a difference. The generated data were based on 141 selected cases from the ethnographic cases in the Workplace Ethnography Project. Linear and logistic regressions were performed, finding that there is a ... continued below

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West, Lindsey Straka August 2007.

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Employee turnover is a topic of concern for a multitude of organizations. A variety of work-related factors play into why an individual chooses to change jobs, but these are often symptoms of underlying issues, such as conflict. This study set out to determine if conflict between employees and their superiors has an impact on the level of turnover in an organization, and if manufacturing versus non-manufacturing industry type makes a difference. The generated data were based on 141 selected cases from the ethnographic cases in the Workplace Ethnography Project. Linear and logistic regressions were performed, finding that there is a significant relationship between conflict with superiors and the level of turnover.

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West, Lindsey Straka. Examining the relationship between employee-superior conflict and voluntary turnover in the workplace: A comparison of companies across industries., thesis, August 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3904/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .