The Relationship between Occupational Stress and Intentions to Quit among Employees at Nkonkobe Municipality, South AfricaDywili M*
Lecturer, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dywili M
Lecturer, University of Fort Har
Eastern Cape, South Africa
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 06, 2014; Accepted date: March 31, 2015; Published date: April 07, 2015
Citation: Dywili M (2015) The Relationship between Occupational Stress and Intentions to Quit among Employees at Nkonkobe Municipality, South Africa. Bus Eco J 6:146. doi:10.4172/2151-6219.1000146
Copyright: © 2015 Dywili M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study examines the relationship between occupational stress and intentions to quit among employees at Nkonkobe Municipality in South Afrca. The independent variable for the study is the occupational stress, while an intention to quit is the dependent variable. The measuring instruments for the study were a self-designed questionnaire to measure the demographic variables, a questionnaire developed by Halpem to measure stress at workplace (Chrnbach’s Alpha = 0.80). A questionnaire developed by Roodt to measure intentions to quit (Chronbach’s Alpha = 0.80) was used. A sample of 100 workers is used from Nkonkobe Municipality. A significant negative relationship between job satisfaction and intentions to quit was found (r=0.89; p ≤ 0.0001).