Investigating effects of job security and autonomy on intention to quit through the mediating role of job embeddedness in public organizations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Prof. of Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 MSc. Student of Executive Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 Ph.D. Candidate of Management of Organizational Behavior, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of job embeddedness in relation between perceived job security and autonomy with intention to quit among employees of governmental organizations in Mashhad. The present research is applied in terms of the purpose and in terms of the method of doing the work is a survey type. The statistical population consisted of employees of 10 Public Organizations in Mashhad who were prepared to cooperate. A random stratified sampling method was used to collect data from these organizations. The minimum size of the sample was determined according to the Cochran formula of 433 people. Finally, 450 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. Findings showed that perceived job security and autonomy had a positive effect on job embeddedness. Also, the effect of job embeddedness, perceived job autonomy and security on the intention to quit among employees was also meaningful. In addition, the mediating role of job embeddedness was confirmed.


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