Succession planning mediates self-leadership and turnover intention in a state-owned enterprise

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

Field Value
Title Succession planning mediates self-leadership and turnover intention in a state-owned enterprise
Creator Maroga, Reshoketswe S. Schultz, Cecile M. Smit, Pieter K.
Subject human resource management succession planning; self-leadership; turnover intention; state-owned enterprise; talent management
Description Orientation: This study is a response to the challenges faced by a rail, port and pipeline company in South Africa when managing succession planning, self-leadership and turnover intention.Research purpose: The study aimed to determine if succession planning was the mediating variable between self-leadership and turnover intention in a state-owned enterprise.Motivation for the study: The study’s findings may assist public entities in prioritising succession planning and self-leadership development initiatives.Research approach/design and method: The study adopted a quantitative approach and a cross-sectional survey research design within positivism. Data were gathered using a structured existing questionnaire that was distributed and the response rate was 78.67%. The reliability of the questionnaire was 09.222 which was an indication that the internal consistency was in order. Data were analysed by using correlation and multiple regression analysis.Main findings: The study found that self-leadership was a marginally significant predictor of turnover intention. A large proportion of the sample was drawn from respondents working in Johannesburg whose views might not correspond with those of employees from other areas.Practical/managerial implications: The findings of the study offer government policymakers the opportunity to develop policies that enhance self-leadership, promote succession planning, reduce the intention to leave among employees and incentivise the process.Contribution/value-add: The body of knowledge was expanded in the sense that succession planning was found to be the mediating variable in the relationship between self-leadership and turnover intention.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2024-03-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v22i0.2304
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 22 (2024); 13 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
The following web links (URLs) may trigger a file download or direct you to an alternative webpage to gain access to a publication file format of the published article:
Coverage — — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Reshoketswe S. Maroga, Cecile M. Schultz, Pieter K. Smit