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Asian Journal of Information and Communications 10(2)
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The effects of psychological empowerment on intention to quit job: the mediating role of job satisfaction among Airforce personnel Dinesh Kumar et al.

  • Page:19-31
  • 2019-05-02

This study is based on variables of job satisfaction, psychological empowerment and intention to quit job. It establishes relationship among psychological empowerment, intention to quit and job satisfaction over first four ranks of the Indian Air Force (IAF) i.e. Aircraftsman, Leading Aircraftsman, Corporal and Sergeant. These four ranks make majority of the human resource of IAF. Purposive sampling method is used to take responses from 315 respondents. Measures of Job descriptive index and job in general scale (Smith et al.,1983, Brodke et al., 2009), psychological empowerment (Spreitzer, 1995) and Intention to quit job (Wayne et al., 1997) are used for the study. Pearson correlation and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) were used for data analysis. Findings of the study suggest that psychological empowerment is negatively correlated to intention to quit and positively correlated to job satisfaction. In the presence of job satisfaction, direct effect of psychological empowerment on intention to quit diminishes and overall impact of psychological empowerment on intention to quit job is negative (r=-.24) in the presence of job satisfaction. In the five dimensions of Job Descriptive Index ‘supervision satisfaction’ was found to be the biggest negative predictor of intention to quit job, followed by, ‘work satisfaction’, pay, promotion, ‘work satisfaction’ and co-worker. It is the first study of its kind in the context of the Indian Air Force.

Keywords: Information and communication technologies, Indian Air Force, job satisfaction,
intention to quit, turnover intentions, intent to leave, psychological empowerment,
airmen, military, meaning, competence, self-determination, impact, non-commissioned
officers

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