JBS Vol 13. Num 2. 2011 - Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment in Turnover Intention: The Case of Private Universities in Bangladesh

Mohmad Yazam Sharif
M. H. R. Joarder

The present study was designed to examine the relationship between selective HRM practices and faculty turnover intention in the private universities of Bangladesh. The indirect influence of organizational commitment as a mediator in the proposed relationship was also investigated. A total of 317 faculty members of the private universities participated in the survey with a response rate of 57%. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the hypotheses of the study. The results revealed that faculty compensation, working conditions, job security, and job autonomy were strongly and negatively related to faculty turnover intention. The study also found organizational commitment partially mediates the relationship between HRM practices and turnover intention. Limitations, implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.