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The mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationship between job training satisfaction and turnover intentions

Wen-Rou Huang (Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan)
Chih-Hao Su (Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 4 January 2016




The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship among job training satisfaction (JTS), job satisfaction (JS) and turnover intention (TI) and moreover, the role of JS in the relationship between the JTS and TI.


A survey was used in this study for a sample size of 115. The principal component analysis was carried out to examine the factors in JTS and JS. The regression and mediation analyses were applied to assess the relationship among the JTS, JS and TI.


A significantly negative relationship between JTS and TI was found and mediated by JS. The paper also suggests that JS is positively related to JTS but is negatively related to TI, which is in accordance with what have been reported in the earlier studies.

Practical implications

This study reinforced the significance of job training in human resource management practices. The employees’ satisfaction with job training that would lead to higher JS and lower TIs was emphasized. Therefore, it becomes important for HRD professionals to consider both the delivery of the training to the employees and the employees’ satisfaction with the training approach when designing the training program.


While many different variables have been studied in the relationship with TI, the JTS is rarely discussed. This paper attempts to examine the relationship among JTS, JS and TI with addition of new insights.



Huang, W.-R. and Su, C.-H. (2016), "The mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationship between job training satisfaction and turnover intentions", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 48 No. 1, pp. 42-52.



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