Flourishing-at-work and turnover intentions: does trust in management moderate the relationship?


Personnel Review, vol.52, no.7, pp.1878-1899, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/pr-09-2020-0715
  • Journal Name: Personnel Review
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), INSPEC, Psycinfo, vLex
  • Page Numbers: pp.1878-1899
  • Keywords: Theory of work adjustment, Social exchange theory, Flourishing-at-work, Trust in management, Turnover intentions, Intention to leave, JOB-SATISFACTION, PERFORMANCE, EMBEDDEDNESS, COMMITMENT, ENGAGEMENT, MOTIVATION, VARIABLES, EXCHANGE, BEHAVIOR, IMPACT
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited.Purpose: Based on the theoretical underpinnings of the theory of work adjustment and social exchange framework, the authors contend that an employee's trust in management (TIM) will interact with the flourishing-at-work (FAW) to predict turnover intentions (TIs). Specifically, the authors assumed that FAW will have a stronger negative effect on TIs, given the greater degree of TIM. Design/methodology/approach: Leveraging a cross-sectional survey design and data gathered from 587 IT professionals working in India, the findings revealed that FAW negatively predicted TIs. More importantly, TIM accentuates or moderates the negative relationship between FAW and TIs. Findings: Specifically, TIM was found to have a significant moderating effect on the relationship between (1) psychological well-being (PWB) and TIs, (2) social well-being and TIs. Interestingly, a nonsignificant moderating effect was observed on the relationship between emotional well-being (EWB) and TIs. Research limitations/implications: The research findings of this study might be context-specific as the IT industry in India generally has high attrition, so obviously, a higher TIs is expected from IT professionals. Therefore, future studies should explore a different industry may be manufacturing and so on, to test the current study's research framework. Practical implications: These are highly important contributions to the extant scholarship on FAW, as the study offers new wisdom into how FAW influences TIs under the contingent effect of TIM. Originality/value: This is the first of its kind study to explore the moderating role of TIM on the link between FAW and employees' TIs.