Links, fit or sacrifice: Job embeddedness and intention to quit among Generation Y

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Purpose: The study aims to determine how the relationship among links, fit and sacrifice (dimensions of job embeddedness) influence employees' intention to quit in the case of professionals belonging to Generation Y. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative correlational study was conducted with a cross-sectional dimension of time. The survey technique was applied through a certified online panel. The sample consisted of 211 members of Generation Y. Findings: It has been verified that the only significant dimension for Generation Y is sacrifice. Research limitations/implications: It is necessary to extend the study of the dimensions of job embeddedness and their influence on employees' intention to quit in different demographic groups. It would be advisable to conduct longitudinal studies to observe the dynamics of job embeddedness throughout the years. Practical implications: Organizations concerned with retaining the talent of young professionals can focus on the development of policies and benefits that encourage sacrifice. Social implications: The finding that the sacrifice dimension is the one that would reduce the intention to leave for Generation Y will help to ensure that organizations retain the workforce that they value. Originality/value: The study is important to gain a better understanding of Generation Y behavior. In addition, in response to the demand from the literature, the sample considered only Generation Y with work experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-175
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Management and Business Economics
Issue number2
Early online date2021
StatePublished - 7 Apr 2022

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  • Generation Y
  • Intention to quit
  • Job embeddedness
  • Retention


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