A Systematic Review of Employee Turnover Antecedents in the Construction Industry


  • Siti Hawa Mohd Kasmuri Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Zulhabri Ismail Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Rumaizah Mohd Nordin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Norfashiha Hashim Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia




Construction industry, Employment, Employee Turnover, Systematic Review, PRISMA


High turnover is regarded as a failure to fulfil work-life balance, among the approaches to improve employees life quality. This paper conducted a systematic literature review, offers an overview of the present state of research concerning the turnover antecedents in the construction industry. Through the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA), this paper concluded that work-life quality is due to organisation, individual and external antecedent. The recommendations, including the development of life quality strategy and to conduct more employee turnover. This paper assists in improving employees life quality through the identification of adverse outcome of turnover.

Keywords: Construction industry; Employee Turnover; PRISMA

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2100


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How to Cite

Mohd Kasmuri, S. H., Ismail, Z., Mohd Nordin, R., & Hashim, N. (2020). A Systematic Review of Employee Turnover Antecedents in the Construction Industry. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 65–73. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2100