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Author: Brown, Anthony H.
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1. Brown, Anthony H.
Effect of Employees' Life Events on Organizational Withdrawal Behaviors
Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University, 2014
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Employment; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Labor Force Participation; Marital Status; Stress; Unemployment

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Organizations that understand the impact of life events on organizational withdrawal behaviors (OWBs) are more aware of the ways to improve the management of employees undergoing stressful situations. Bhagat's life events model was evaluated for its ability to predict the effect of employees' life events on OWBs using a cohort of 7,565 participants from Round 24 of the ongoing National Longitudinal Survey of Youth archival data set. The literature review supported the need for organizations to gain an awareness of the probable effects of employees' life events on OWBs. Three life event variables (i.e., marital, family, and health status) were used as predictors to align with Hanisch and Bhagat's models to estimate the aggregate impact on the criterion variable of OWBs measured by current work status. Logistic regression analysis indicated that participants with better health and economic status had a greater likelihood of currently working than those with poorer health. The analysis did not show a significant association between marital status and current working status, between residence and current working status, or between having children and current working status. Additional analyses to determine whether crisis decisions and uncertainty navigation impact OWBs were not significant. These results will promote positive social change by helping organizations reduce costs through training that will help employees apply evidence-based interventions to manage the effects of negative life events on OWBs.
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Brown, Anthony H. Effect of Employees' Life Events on Organizational Withdrawal Behaviors. Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University, 2014.