Organizational commitment refers to the degree to which employees believe in and accept organizational goals and desire to remain with the organization, it is a very crucial element for the survival of the organization. Malaysia faces some challenges in recruiting and retaining good employees as the absenteeism and turnover rates are high in several sectors, due to lack of commitment. Turnover is a serious issue since it is costly for an organization to rehire new employees since they need to spend a lot of money and time to train them. The purpose of this study is to examine whether there is significant relationship between organizational commitment and turnover intention.
The total size of the sample is 278 respondents from top level management to low level employees. By using a correlation analysis, it is found that a relationship between organizational commitment and turnover intention is ranked high with negative correlation. In other words, the authors argue that when organizational commitment is high, turnover intention will be low and vice versa.
The authors conclude that employees’ commitment is very important for an organization because they can help the organization to run its business more effectively and efficiently. Besides, the employees with high commitment tend to stay and work for a longer time rather than leave the organization. Furthermore, the authors recommend for further research, to increase the sample size in order to have more accurate results. In addition, future researchers should change the scope of the study and extend it to different locations in different states in Malaysia as well as different countries to generate better results.