Title: HRM practices, employee engagement, organisational commitment and work-related social support

Authors: Alima Aktar; Faizuniah Pangil

Addresses: Department of Management, School of Business and Economics, North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh ' Human Resource Management, School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

Abstract: The term employee engagement has become one of the leading foci in human resource development and employee behaviour literature. Both conceptual as well as empirical research on employee engagement are studied to explore the multiple aspects of engagement and its predictors. The outcomes of previous studies have sometimes been unsystematic and inconsistent. They also found a confusion concerning the concept and overlaps between commitment and engagement. The present study tackles these gaps with a theoretical model suggesting the mediating moderating role on HRM-engagement linkage. It further explains the relationships of research framework under the norms of social exchange theory and gives guidance for upcoming research.

Keywords: employee engagement; human resource management; soft HRM practices; psychological contract theory; work related social support; supervisory support; coworker support; perceived organisational support; organisational commitment; social exchange theory.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2020.113131

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2020 Vol.13 No.6, pp.688 - 705

Received: 17 Oct 2020
Accepted: 20 Oct 2020

Published online: 15 Feb 2021 *

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