Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities: the role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support

Greaves, Claire E., Parker, Stacey L., Zacher, Hannes and Jimmieson, Nerina L. (2015) Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities: the role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 82 1: 79-115. doi:10.1177/0091415015624418


Author Greaves, Claire E.
Parker, Stacey L.
Zacher, Hannes
Jimmieson, Nerina L.
Title Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities: the role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support
Journal name International Journal of Aging and Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-4150
1541-3535
Publication date 2015-12
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0091415015624418
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 82
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 115
Total pages 37
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract As longevity increases, so does the need for care of older relatives by working family members. This research examined the interactive effect of core self-evaluations and supervisor support on turnover intentions in two samples of employees with informal caregiving responsibilities. Data were obtained from 57 employees from Australia (Study 1) and 66 employees from the United States and India (Study 2). Results of Study 1 revealed a resource compensation effect, that is, an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and turnover intentions when supervisor care support was low. Results of Study 2 extended these findings by demonstrating resource boosting effects. Specifically, there was an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions for those with high supervisor work and care support. In addition, employees' satisfaction and emotional exhaustion from their work mediated the inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions when supervisor work support and care support were high. Overall, these findings highlight the importance of employee- and supervisor-focused intervention strategies in organizations to support informal caregivers.
Keyword Core self-evaluations
Supervisor support
Turnover intentions
Employed informal caregivers
Resource interactions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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