Loneliness as Mediator between Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: A Study on Prison Staff in Turkey
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Management and Work Psychology Sub Department, Department of Labour Economics, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
- Corresponding Author:
- Aytac S
Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Management and Work Psychology Sub Department
Department of Labour Economics
Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
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Received July 22, 2015; Accepted September 21, 2015; Published September 29, 2015
Citation: Aytac S (2015) Loneliness as Mediator between Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: A Study on Prison Staff in Turkey. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 5:167.
Copyright: © 2015 Aytac S. This is an open-access article distributed under theterms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Job satisfaction has been of great interest in the field of organizational psychology. The primary goal of this study was to investigating the predictive relationship in between employee’s job satisfaction and intention to leave. The mediating role of loneliness between job satisfaction and intention to leave was also investigated among prison staff. A total of 154 participants were employed at two different prisons in the city of Bursa, Turkey. Data were collected using the Intention to leave Scale, UCLA Loneliness Scale and Job Satisfaction Scale. As hypothesized, loneliness was found to significantly mediates the relationship between Job satisfaction and Intention to Leave (p<.005). Moreover, loneliness predicts intention to leave (p<.005). The results manifested that job satisfaction predicts intention to leave and loneliness (p <.000). The path also revealed that loneliness at work fully mediated the relationship between job satisfaction and intent to leave. The ï¬Ânal model also showed a signiï¬Âcant path from intent to leave through to job satisfaction and loneliness. The result of the Sobel test supported the significance of the mediating effect of loneliness (p<.001). The limitations of the study are considered and the implications of the results for increasing an individual’s job satisfaction are discussed.