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Mohammad Khalid Khawrin , Kunduz University, Afghanistan
Abdurrasheed Sahibzada , Kunduz University, Afghanistan


The purpose of the study is to ascertain whether job satisfaction has a mediating role in the association between job security and the turnover at several public Universities in Afghanistan. The issue with the study is stated as follows. In addition to the significant impact employee, retention has on an organization's effectiveness; public colleges in Afghanistan nevertheless confront several challenges. An online Google form with a cross-sectional survey methodology was specifically utilized in this research's quantitative approach. The study’s researchers designed this normative measurement method. It has a Likert scale of five. The scale's validity and dependability were also examined. Cronbach's alphas for job security reliability, job satisfaction reliability, and job turnover reliability were 0.84, 0.68, and 0.87, respectively. An online Google form was employed to administer the convenience sampling technique. From several public universities in Afghanistan, 152 people took part. Job security had a major impact on job satisfaction. Furthermore, the intention to leave a job was significantly impacted by job security. Moreover, there was a sizable impact of job satisfaction on the intention to leave. In the association between job security and turnover intentions, job satisfaction had a strong mediating influence as well. Therefore, it is contended that job satisfaction plays a statistically positive and significant effect on job security and the intention of job turnover.

Normative measurement, job security, mediation, job satisfaction as mediator, Public Universities, Afghan


El propósito del estudio es determinar si la satisfacción laboral tiene un papel mediador en la relación entre la seguridad laboral y la rotación en varias universidades públicas de Afganistán. El problema con el estudio se enuncia de la siguiente manera. Además del impacto significativo que tiene la retención de empleados en la eficacia de una organización, las universidades públicas en Afganistán enfrentan varios desafíos. En este estudio se utilizó específicamente un formulario en línea de Google con una metodología de encuesta transversal enfoque cuantitativo de la investigación. Los investigadores del estudio diseñaron este método de medición normativo. Tiene una escala de Likert de cinco puntos. También se examinaron la validez y confiabilidad de la escala. Los coeficientes alfa de Cronbach para la confiabilidad de la seguridad laboral, la confiabilidad de la satisfacción laboral y la confiabilidad de la rotación laboral fueron 0,84, 0,68 y 0,87, respectivamente. Se utilizó un formulario en línea de Google para aplicar la técnica de muestreo por conveniencia. Participaron 152 personas de varias universidades públicas de Afganistán. La seguridad laboral tuvo un impacto importante en la satisfacción laboral. Además, la intención de abandonar un trabajo se vio significativamente afectada por la seguridad laboral. Además, la satisfacción laboral tuvo un impacto considerable en la intención de abandonar. En la relación entre la seguridad laboral y las intenciones de rotación, la satisfacción laboral también tuvo una influencia mediadora fuerte. Por lo tanto, se sostiene que la satisfacción laboral tiene un efecto estadísticamente positivo y significativo en la seguridad laboral y la intención de rotación laboral.

Palabras clave
Medición normativa, seguridad laboral, mediación, satisfacción laboral como mediador, Universidades Públicas, Afganistán

3 March 2023

8 May 2023

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.


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