The curvilinear effect of work engagement on employees' turnover intentions

Authors:
Gaëtane Caesens, Florence Stinglhamber, Virginie Marmier
Published Online:
13 Dec 2014
DOI:
10.1002/ijop.12131
Pages:
150–155
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 51 Issue 2

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Numerous studies have shown the positive consequences of work engagement for both organisations and employees experiencing it. For instance, research has demonstrated that work‐engaged employees have lower levels of turnover intentions than non‐engaged employees. However, in this research, we examined whether there is a dark side of work engagement. More precisely, we investigated whether the relationship between work engagement and employees' turnover intentions might be non‐linear. Based on two different samples, our results indicated that the relationship between work engagement and employees' turnover intentions is curvilinear. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

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