The Effect of Employee Silence on Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention of the Public Sports Organization in South Korea

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Background/Objectives: This study aims at identifying the relationship among employee silence, organisational commitment and turnover intention in the public sports organisation in South Korea.
Methods/Statistical analysis: 272 employees working for the public sports organisations in Korea were sampled using stratified random sampling, and instruments for questionnaires were developed by previously validated scales. Frequency analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, correlation analysis and structural equation model were conducted via SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 20.0.
Findings: First, acquiescent and prosocial silence significantly affected organisational commitment. Second, acquiescent and prosocial silence had a positive and significant effect on turnover intention. Lastly, there was a positive and significant relationship between organisational commitment and turnover intention. This implied that acquiescent silence with the work torpor and dissatisfaction could cause low attachment toward the organisation, which finally leads to weakening organisational competitiveness and effectiveness. Moreover, prosocial silence based on cooperative and altruistic had a significant effect on organisational commitment, but ironically positively affected turnover intention as well.
Improvements/Applications: It would be essential to carry out further studies adding a variety of attitudinal and behavioural variables to see what kinds of silence can affect the individual and organisation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)4731-4736
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2019

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