Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Business and Law

First Advisor

Dr Alan Coetzer

Second Advisor

Dr Uma Jogulu

Third Advisor

Associate Professor Llandis Barratt-Pugh


The study tested the applicability of job embeddedness (JE) theory in Ghana. It also examined moderating effects of affectivity traits, career stage and perceptions of organisational politics (POP) on the JE–turnover intentions relationship. Analyses revealed that composite JE and its dimensions and sub-dimensions (except community fit) were negatively related to turnover intentions. Affectivity traits, POP and career stages moderated the JE–turnover intentions relationship. The study expands the predictive validity of JE to Ghana and adds to the few moderators that have been identified in previous studies. Strategies for increasing managerial employees’ embeddedness and reducing their turnover are proposed.

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