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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  7   Issue 05  2017  
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Article Abstract
Leadership’s Role in Employee Retention
Keywords:  Person-Job Fit, Employee Work Engagement, Leader-Member Exchange
Gary Covella, Vikkie McCarthy, Belal Kaifi, and Daniel Cocoran
Using a framework of social exchange theory (SET) to demonstrate the outcome of a leadership-employee centered model, this study demonstrated the vital role that the relationship between employee and leaders play in influencing an employee’s future career decisions. Leader-member exchange (LMX) was proposed to have a mediating effect on this model. Survey research of 402 fulltime employees recruited through Amazon MTurk from a diverse selection of industries was used to explore these relationships. The survey instrument included measures of person-job fit, turnover intention and employee work engagement factors such as vigor, dedication, and absorption. This study contributes to literature regarding P-J fit, LMX, and employee work engagement empirically tested within a single framework. Results confirm that person-job fit has an inverse relationship to turnover intention and mediated through LMX and employee work engagement.
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