Research on the Role of Self-Efficacy in the Effect of Workplace Envy on Intention to Quit
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CitationAYDIN, G., & Bozkurt, S. Research on the Role of Self-Efficacy in the Effect of Workplace Envy on Intention to Quit. Istanbul Business Research, 51(2).
Abstract The aim of this study is to examine the mediating role of self-efficacy (SE) on the relationship between workplace envy and intention to quit. We expect that feelings of envy will be among the factors affecting the intention to quit that are frequently discussed in Organizational Behavior (OB) literature. In addition, to the best of our knowledge, the effects of SE on the relationship between envy and intention to leave have not been examined in the literature. In this study, we aim to fill the gap in the literature by revealing the possible effects of SE from a behavioral perspective.We conducted a survey of the academics of ten universities, randomly selected from five different geographical regions of Turkey. A total of 237 academics working at both state and foundation universities participated in the study. The SmartPLS package program, which is a multi-level structural equation modeling (SEM) application, was used in the analysis of the data. As a result of the analyses, we find that self-efficacy partially mediates the relationship between workplace envy and intention to quit. We expect that the results of the study will help researchers and managers who are interested in the subject to understand and manage the effects of workplace envy.