IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 120-125 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.436

Religiosity Perceptions and Employee Turnover Intention in Malaysia

Narehan Hassan, Azlyantiny Mohammad, Feridah Mohd, Abdul Aziz Rozilah, and Sharrifah Ali
Abstract—In this study, the researchers analyzed the elements (dimensions) of religious calling as a contributing factor to turnover intention and proposed religiosity to be added as a factor for the theory of employee satisfaction. The study was conducted among employees working at Hypermarkets in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Malaysia. Participants consisted of 125 employees currently working at Hypermarkets (Carefour, Tesco, and Giant) in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. The respondents were conveniently selected and the data were gathered through the distribution of questionnaires. The study found that there was no significant relationship between religious calling and turnover intention. However, Policies and Procedures in organizations did contribute to employee satisfaction that can influence turnover intention. Employees were more satisfied with organizations that had clear policies and procedures on religiosity, provide space for prayer or meditation, allow employees to take time off for prayers, respect the employees’ freedom to display religious decorations in the workplace and dress according to their religious beliefs. As a conclusion, the researchers also found that the religious calling, even if it was not a predictor of turnover intention, was nevertheless noteworthy.

Index Terms—Religiosity calling, turnover intentions, employee satisfaction.

The authors are with the Faculty of Business Management, University Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia (email: drnarehan@puncakalam.uitm.edu.my).

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Cite: Narehan Hassan, Azlyantiny Mohammad, Feridah Mohd, Abdul Aziz Rozilah, and Sharrifah Ali, " Religiosity Perceptions and Employee Turnover Intention in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 120-125, 2015.

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