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Effects of work passion on turnover intention for Chinese government employees: The dualistic model of passion perspective

  • Zhenxing Gong (a1), Ying Zhang (a1), Jinfeng Ma (a1), Yao Liu (a1) and Yujia Zhao (a2)...
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Turnover intention is a negative outcome for an organization. The purpose of this article is to examine the relationships among work passion, subjective well-being, career adaptability, and turnover intention for Chinese government employees. The article consists of an empirical study with a sample of 472 government employees in Shandong Province, China. Participants completed a series of questionnaires in three waves. The results indicate that harmonious passion is negatively related to turnover intention and that obsessive passion is positively related to turnover intention. Additionally, the relationship between harmonious/obsessive passion and turnover is mediated by subjective well-being, and career adaptability moderates the relationship between harmonious/obsessive passion and subjective well-being. Implications are discussed.


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