Process Models of Turnover Within an Open-Systems Context,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Despite renewed conceptual and empirical interest, researchers have been only moderately successful in enhancing our ability to understand or predict turnover behavior. The Air Force is concerned about factors influencing separation and retention decisions, and the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory AFHRL has been involved in retention research for several years. One component of this program involves process models of turnover research. This paper provides a brief description of AFHRL process models research, followed by a discussion of the process and open-systems perspectives, as well as the manner in which these perspectives have been incorporated in the process models research design.