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Types of employee training, organizational identification, and turnover intention: Evidence from Korean employees
- Types of employee training, organizational identification, and turnover intention: Evidence from Korean employees
- Ahn J.-Y.; Huang S.
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- Problems and Perspectives in Management
- Problems and Perspectives in Management vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 517 - 526
- Firm-specific training; General training; Human capital theory; Human resource management; Organizational identification; Social exchange; Training; Turnover intention
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- Many organizations are willing to increase human capital investment through various employee training programs. This study empirically examines a proposed model that explains the relationship between the different types of employee training, including general and firm-specific training and employee turnover in Korean firms. This study used a survey sample of 10,069 employees in 467 publicly traded firms in South Korea. 78% of participating companies provided training programs to the employees. This study conducted quantitative cross-sectional regression analyses to test the hypotheses. The study suggests empirical evidence that general training and firm-specific training reduce employee turnover intention. Moreover, the magnitude of firm-specific training on turnover intention is much higher than general training. Furthermore, employee organizational identification has a partial mediating effect on training and turnover intention. However, the study found no substantial evidence of the moderating effect of employees' justice perception of receiving training opportunities. Based on the human capital theory and social exchange perspective, the results indicate that both types of training programs help employee retention, and cultivating employee organizational identification can be critical in the training-turnover process. © This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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