Analyzing part-time employee retention in a multilevel manner
Gentry, William Allen
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This study focused on part-time employee (PTE) retention. Based on social exchange theory, the more a company gives to its employees through support and taking care of their development and well-being, the more employees will give back to the company, manifested through high retention rates. Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), the PTEs perceived organizational support (POS) and perceived supervisory support (PSS) at both levels were related to higher retention rates. Additionally, economic factors at level two also predicted retention rates. Implications for these findings and future research opportunities conclude the paper.