The Effect of Work-Related Attitudes on Turnover Intention in Public Higher Education Institution

The Case of Arba Minch University, Ethiopia




For any organization, the most important challenge is to retain a talented workforce. In order to retain a talented workforce, it is very important to identify factors that affect the intention of employees to leave. Thus, this study examines the effect of work-related attitudes on turnover intention in terms of academic staff context. 334 academic staff were selected as a sample using a stratified random sampling technique. The study was an explanatory design and the required data was collected through adopted questionnaires from prior studies. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. To do so the statistical packaging for social science (SPSS) version 20 was utilized. The descriptive result indicates that the participant’s level of work-related attitudes was low whereas their level of turnover intention was high. Moreover, the results obtained through T-test and ANOVA showed that there were significant differences in the level of turnover intention based on selected demographics and thus have a varying effect on turnover intention. According to the multiple regression results, the dominant predictor of turnover intention was affective commitment and the insignificant predictor was continuance commitment.


Work-related Attitudes, Turnover Intention, Academic Staff


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Demlie, W., & Endris, H. (2021). The Effect of Work-Related Attitudes on Turnover Intention in Public Higher Education Institution: The Case of Arba Minch University, Ethiopia. Advanced Journal of Social Science, 8(1), 231–245.