Abstract: This study aims to examine the relationship between psychological contract, appreciative leadership, commitment, quality of work-life, and turnover intention in oil and gas companies in UAE. Meanwhile, this study aims to investigate the moderating effect of appreciative leadership on the relationship between psychological contract and turnover intention, between commitment and turnover intention, and between the quality of work-life and turnover intention. The employees of the oil and gas companies in UAE are the respondents, and data was gathered by questionnaires and evaluated by PLS-SEM. The findings show that psychological, commitment, quality of work-life and appreciative have positive nexus with the turnover intentions while appreciative has moderated among the nexus of commitment and turnover intentions, quality of work-life and turnover intentions, on the other hand, appreciative has not moderated among the nexus of psychological and turnover intentions. This study is useful evidence for the firms working in the Oil and Gas sector of UAE to overcome the issue of high turnover intention due to the direct effect from exogenous variables.
Keywords: Psychological Contract, Commitment, Quality of Work Life, Appreciative Leadership, Turnover Intentions, Oil and Gas sector of UAE
Recieved: 05.06.2020 Accepted: 15.10.2020 UDC: 005.32