Organizational Cynicism, Job Commitment and Turnover Intentions in Employees

Aqsa Riaz (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisor: Faiz Younas

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The present study investigated the relationship among organizational cynicism, job commitment and turnover intentions in employees. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between organizational cynicism and turnover intentions, while organizational cynicism would predict turnover intention in employees. Cross sectional correlational research design and non-probability purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit a sample of N = 120 including 60 men and 60 women employees from two pharmaceutical industries of Lahore namely Agies pharma and Remington pharmaceutical industry. A self- constructed Demographics Information Sheet, Organizational Cynicism Scale (Brandes, Dhartwadkar & Dean, 1999), Organizational Commitment Scale (Meyer, Allen & Smith, 1993) and Turnover Intention Scale (Camman, Fichman, Jenkins & Klesh, 1982) were used to assess the study variables. Results were generated by running Pearson product moment correlation and simple linear regression analysis through SPSS version 21.0, which showed a significant positive relationship between organizational cynicism and turnover intentions while organizational cynicism significantly predicted turnover intentions. This study has implications in organizational settings which will facilitate to lessen the negative attitudes in employees so that they can work more effectively hence boosting up their productivity in their respective companies.

Keywords: Organizational cynicism, job commitment, turnover intentions, pharmaceutical employees.

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