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Turnover intention and performance in China: The role of positive affectivity, Chinese values, perceived organizational support and constructive controversy


Correspondence should be addressed to Dr Chun Hui, Department of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, (e-mail:


This study examines antecedents of turnover intention and job performance in China. The total sample consisted of 153 employees in a toy manufacturing factory in South China. Data from matched supervisor and subordinate responses supported the hypotheses that the workplace experience of perceived organizational support related to turnover intention which in-turn related to individual job performance. Findings also indicated that the employees with traditional values and positive affectivity related significantly to perceived organizational support.