“I don’t complain, but I am ready for any eventuality”

Abstract : Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which the influence of professional commitment on intention to leave a profession is contingent on the combined effect of job search and sportsmanship. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on a sample of professional employees (N = 327). Moderated moderation was the approach used for testing the hypotheses. Findings Findings showed that the moderating effect of job search on the relationship between professional commitment and intention to leave a profession is higher at a low level of sportsmanship and lower when sportsmanship is high. Originality/value The research indicates that job search does not necessarily constitute a sign of acceleration of intention to leave one’s profession. In the case of professionals expressing a high level of sportsmanship, job search appears more like a precaution.
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Pascal Paillé, Patrick Valéau. “I don’t complain, but I am ready for any eventuality”. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 2019, 27 (3), pp.566-581. ⟨10.1108/IJOA-02-2018-1351⟩. ⟨hal-02285892⟩

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