Risk-taking and relational perspective on turnover intentions

Irene Hau Siu Chow, Ignace Ng, Yuan Yuan Gong

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This study investigated risking-taking and network ties and their impact on an individual's intention to quit from a relational perspective. Using the social identity and social capital as the theoretical foundation, hypotheses were developed to examine how internal instrumental and external ties as well as ties with higher ranked individuals and their association with turnover intention. These hypotheses were empirically tested using data collected from 126 full-time employees in a Chinese setting. The results showed that high risk propensity was positively associated with turnover intention. Not only internal ties that binds, but external networking also matter in turnover decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-792
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • network ties
  • risk-taking
  • social capital
  • social identity
  • turnover intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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