The effects of negative mentoring experiences on protégés’ turnover intention: the roles of harmonious work passion and moqi with the mentor: the roles of harmonious work passion and <i>moqi</i> with the mentor

ZH Hu, HK Kwan, YY Zhang, JS Li

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Abstract

Purpose
This study tested a holistic model that investigated the interaction effect of negative mentoring experiences and moqi (pronounced “mò-chee”) with a mentor—where moqi refers to a situated state between two parties in which one party understands and cooperates well with the other party without saying a word—on the protégés’ turnover intention, along with the mediating role of protégés’ harmonious work passion.

Design/methodology/approach
Data were collected from 281 protégés through a three-wave questionnaire survey with a 1-month lag between waves. We used a hierarchical multiple regression and bootstrapping analysis to test our hypotheses.

Findings
Our results support the mediating effect of harmonious work passion on the positive relationship between protégés’ negative mentoring experiences and turnover intention. In addition, our analysis confirmed that moqi with the mentor amplifies both the impact of protégés’ negative mentoring experiences on harmonious work passion and the indirect effect of negative mentoring experiences on protégés’ turnover intention via harmonious work passion.

Originality/value
By demonstrating the interaction effect of protégés’ negative mentoring experiences and moqi with their mentor on turnover intention, as well as the mediating role of harmonious work passion, this study expands our understanding of the mechanism and boundary condition of the effect of negative mentoring experiences and provides inspiration and guidance for mentoring practices.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2024

Keywords

  • Harmonious work passion
  • Mentoring
  • Moqi with the mentor
  • Negative mentoring experiences
  • Turnover intention

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  • ABDC-B
  • SSCI

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