Examining the job search-turnover relationship: the role of embeddedness, job satisfaction, and available alternatives. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined factors that may help explain under what conditions employee job search effort may most strongly (or weakly) predict subsequent turnover. As predicted, the job search-turnover relationship was stronger when employees had lower levels of job embeddedness and job satisfaction and higher levels of available alternatives. These findings suggest that there may be a number of factors interacting to influence employees' turnover decisions, indicating greater complexity to the process than described in prominent sequential turnover models.

published proceedings

  • J Appl Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Swider, B. W., Boswell, W. R., & Zimmerman, R. D.

citation count

  • 112

complete list of authors

  • Swider, Brian W||Boswell, Wendy R||Zimmerman, Ryan D

publication date

  • March 2011