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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention

Ahmad Faisal Mahdi1, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin2, Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor3, Ahamad Asmadi Sakat4 and Abang Sulaiman Abang Naim1
  • 1 Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Technology Mara, 94300 Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 2 Centre for Islamic Thought and Understanding, University Technology Mara, 94300 Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 3 Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4 Department of Al Quran and Al Sunnah Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


Problem statement: The objective of this study were to determine the effect of job satisfaction on turnover intentions among the employees in XYZ Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia. Approach: A total of 32 set of complete questionnaires gathered from executives and non-executives of a local printing company were involved in the study and 32 completed the questionnaires. Using structured questionnaires in a controlled environment, the results manage to extract both intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction that influences the turnover intention. Results: The statistical results obtained in this study showed that both forms of job satisfaction (intrinsic and extrinsic satisfaction) have inverse relationship on employees’ turnover intentions. Conclusion: Eventhough Instrinsic Job Satisfaction have stronger influence on Turnover Intention. Existence of Extrinstic Job Satisfaction also must be consider in measuring the intention.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 9, 2012, 1518-1526


Submitted On: 4 July 2012 Published On: 8 August 2012

How to Cite: Mahdi, A. F., Zin, M. Z. M., Nor, M. R. M., Sakat, A. A. & Naim, A. S. A. (2012). The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(9), 1518-1526.

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  • Intrinsic
  • Extrinsic
  • Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention