African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4188

Full Length Research Paper

The effects of organizational culture on turnover intention: The mediating role of job satisfaction, a case of Oromia Forest and Wild Life Enterprise

Girma Taye Niguse
  • Girma Taye Niguse
  • Oromia Forest and Wild Life Enterprise, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 12 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 December 2018
  •  Published: 28 January 2019


The purpose of this study was to identifying the effects of organizational culture on turnover intention with mediated role of satisfaction. Data were gathered by closed ended questionnaires distributed to five OFWELs in Oromia. The scales used were the organizational culture index, job satisfaction survey, and the turnover intention questionnaire. The collected data was statistically analyzed by SPSS 20 and AMOS 21. The data were collected using a questionnaire. Three hundred and fifteen (315) questionnaires were distributed and analyzed by using Structural Equation Model (SEM). To validate interdependence relationships between each variable, confirmatory factor analysis by using structural equation modeling (SEM) has been employed. Some of the results were as expected after theory examination, but others were surprisingly contradictive. Bureaucratic culture was significant with direct relationship with turnover intention. Based on the results, it is recommended that supportive culture could be practiced in OFWEs to gain satisfied and committed employees.


Key words: Job satisfaction, organizational culture, turnover intention, Oromia Forest and Wild Life Enterprise.