Affective commitment and turnover intentions among healthcare professionals: the role of emotional exhaustion and disengagement

Rani Thanacoody, Alexander Harry Newman, Sebastian Fuchs

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This paper utilises the conservation of resources theory to examine the mediating role played by disengagement in the relationships between emotional exhaustion, affective commitment and turnover intentions among healthcare professionals. Structural equation modelling was conducted on data obtained from 302 healthcare professionals in a major Australian cancer hospital. Our findings demonstrate that disengagement fully mediates the relationships between emotional exhaustion and both affective commitment and turnover intentions. Recommendations for future research are suggested and practical implications discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1841 - 1857
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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