Interplay of Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention in Academic Sector


  • Altaf Hussain Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce and Management Sciences, University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asad Khan PhD Scholar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) Malaysia
  • Jawad Hussain Associate Professor, Department of Commerce and Management Sciences, University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan



Organizational, Turnover, Academic Sector, SEM


Organizational commitment is considered as an important variable in the reduction of turnover of employees. It is well documented that those employees who are more committed with their respective organizations are less likely to quit those organizations. This study is aimed to examine the relationship of organizational commitment with turnover intention of academic staff as it has been less focused in academic sector of Pakistan. We collected data from 320 respondents of seven public universities located at Peshawar division, Pakistan. We used structural equation modeling (SEM) in order to analyze the collected data. Findings of our study also reported significant negative relationship between the two variables. Such results further revealed that if academic staffs are psychologically, emotionally and morally attached with their respective universities, they are less intended to quit those universities. Results also validate social exchange theory. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed in the study.


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How to Cite

Hussain, A. ., Khan, M. A. ., & Hussain, J. . (2020). Interplay of Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention in Academic Sector. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(2), 401-412.