Turnover Contagion: How Coworkers' Job Embeddedness and Job Search Behaviors Influence Quitting

  title={Turnover Contagion: How Coworkers' Job Embeddedness and Job Search Behaviors Influence Quitting},
  author={Will Felps and Terence R. Mitchell and David R. Hekman and Thomas William Lee and Brooks C. Holtom and Wendy S. Harman},
  journal={Academy of Management Journal},
This research developed and tested a model of turnover contagion in which the job embeddedness and job search behaviors of coworkers influence employees' decisions to quit. In a sample of 45 branches of a regional bank and 1,038 departments of a national hospitality firm, multilevel analysis revealed that coworkers' job embedded-ness and job search behaviors explain variance in individual “voluntary turnover” over and above that explained by other individual and group-level predictors. Broadly… 

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