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The Nexus between Employee Motivation and Turnover Intention: Moderating Role of Generation Gap (With Special Reference to the Executives of a Leading PVC Manufacturing Firm in Sri Lanka)

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W. A. S. S. Jayasekara,

University of Salford, Manchester, GB
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T. D. Weerasinghe

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
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Abstract

With Human Resource Management being recognized as a strategic partner, organizations are keen on refining their existing Human Resources Management practices. Yet retaining effective and efficient employees has been a critical issue in this century. Furthermore, managing multi-generational workforce with different traits have become a widely discussed topic. Through studies, researchers have identified different factors that have an impact on employee turnover intention. This study is aimed to assess the effect of motivation on turnover intention and to assess the moderating role of generation gap between motivation and turnover intention among employees of ABC Private Limited. This study follows deductive approach and mono-method quantitative methodological choice with cross-sectional time horizon. Primary data was collected through a pre-tested questionnaire, which were statistically verified as reliable and valid. The data was collected from a sample of 83 executives of the ABC Private Limited and analyzed using IBM SPSS software through descriptive and inferential statistical tests.

 

Through the findings of this study, it is found that intrinsic motivation has a significant negative nexus with turnover intention. The direct impact of intrinsic motivation on turnover intention is also significant. Furthermore, a negative significant nexus between extrinsic motivation and turnover intention is found and the direct influence of extrinsic motivation on turnover intentions, which is significant. In addition, it is found that motivation has a significant negative nexus with turnover intention. Moreover, this study concluded declaring that generational differences significantly moderates the nexus between motivation and turnover intention. It is recommended to use a mixture of motivational factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic, to reduce employee turnover intention. Furthermore, it is suggested to consider composition of generations in the workforce when determining intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors.
How to Cite: Jayasekara, W.A.S.S. and Weerasinghe, T.D., 2018. The Nexus between Employee Motivation and Turnover Intention: Moderating Role of Generation Gap (With Special Reference to the Executives of a Leading PVC Manufacturing Firm in Sri Lanka). Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(2), pp.37–58. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v13i2.57
Published on 31 Dec 2018.
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