THE EFFECTS OF YOUTHS’ LIFE SATISFACTION AND JOB PERFORMANCE ON THEIR TURNOVER INTENTION

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of youth life satisfaction and job performance on their turnover intention. Data were collected from 163 youths orking in the private sectors in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The Satisfaction with Life Scale, Staples’ Measure (to measure an individual’s job performance) by Staples (1999) and Turnover Intention Scale adapted from MacIntosh and Doherty (2010) were used in this study. Results indicated that youths’ job performance and life satisfaction were the significant predictors of their turnover intention. Life satisfaction was positively related to job performance but negatively related to turnover intention. The results also showed that life satisfaction is no longer a significant predictor of turnover intention when both job performance and life satisfaction were entered into the regression equation. Life satisfaction did not play moderating role in the relationship between job performance and turnover intention.

Keywords: Job Performance, Life Satisfaction, Turnover Intention

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