If You’ve Got Leavin’ on Your Mind: The Identification and Validation of Pre-Quitting Behaviors

  title={If You’ve Got Leavin’ on Your Mind: The Identification and Validation of Pre-Quitting Behaviors},
  author={Timothy M. Gardner and Chad H. Van Iddekinge and Peter W. Hom},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={3231 - 3257}
This study introduces the concept of pre-quitting behaviors (PQBs), which employees in the process of leaving an organization may unknowingly “leak” and others can observe and use to identify those at risk of turnover. We develop a theoretical framework that explains how and why turnover proclivity can be encoded into observable PQBs. Then, on the basis of input from employees who voluntarily left and their managers, we identify a range of PQBs that served as the basis for an initial measure of… Expand

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