The Predictive Validity of Work/Career-Related Attitudes and Intentions on Pharmacists' Turnover Behavior

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Abstract

A longitudinal study design was used to investigate the predictive validity of a previously developed model. Reasons for remaining in the profession or with the employer were also investigated. Responses were received from over 60% of die original sample. Demographic factors and job withdrawal intention were the strongest predictors of turnover from the employer. Demographic factors and career withdrawal intention were the strongest predictors of turnover from the profession. Respondents remained in the profession and with the employer due to continuance rather than normative commitment. Over time, career and organizational commitments had a significant positive relationship. Respondents with high career and organizational commitments at Time 1 had high career and job withdrawal intentions at Time 2. These findings suggest that results based on cross-sectional data should be confirmed through longitudinal analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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