RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORK FRIENDSHIP AND INTENTION TO LEAVE: A LATENT PROFILE ANALYSIS


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ANTALYALI O. L., Eksili N., ÇETİNKAYA BOZKURT Ö.

Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, no.58, pp.343-360, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to reveal whether the intention to leave changes according to the characteristics of the relationships established with close friends in the workplace with a person-centered approach. For this purpose, latent profiles were established by ensuring that workplace friendship is affected by the intention to leave and job satisfaction. This article presents an example of a three-stage study using implicit profile analysis with 433 data obtained from private sector employees. The analysis uncovered four latent profiles. The Partially Autonomous Very Strong Bond profile has the highest job satisfaction and the lowest intention to leave. If the level of trustworthiness, competency, job satisfaction is higher and the intention to leave is lower. The Integrated Very Strong Bond profile is the profile with the highest intention to leave. In cases were caring personal relationships and socio-cultural similarity are high, lower job satisfaction and the higher intention to leave have been observed.