Title: Investigating the mediating effect of psychological empowerment on quality of work life-organisational commitment relationship: a study on Indian IT sector managers

Authors: Shalini Srivastava; Deepti Pathak

Addresses: Jaipuria Institute of Management, A-32A, Sector 62, Noida, India ' Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Plot No. 11/7, Sec-11, Dwarka, N. Delhi, India

Abstract: The present study is an attempt to explore the associations between the psychological empowerment, organisational commitment and quality of work life amongst 180 middle-level executives. The sample respondents were from the Indian industrial sector of information technology (IT). Means, standard deviation, correlation analysis and hierarchical regression analysis, using the SPSS 16 were administered on the sample. The study provides strong empirical relationship among constructs of psychological empowerment, organisational commitment and quality of work life. Employees displayed higher organisational commitment when they perceived organisation as a desired place to stay which fulfils their basic needs and takes care of their well-being. The findings show that psychological empowerment significantly affected the relationship between organisational commitment and quality of work life. The theoretical considerations to the research and practical implications for Indian industry are discussed further.

Keywords: psychological empowerment; organisational commitment; executives; mediating effect; turnover intentions; employee retention; private sector managers; India; working life; work quality; information technology; IT management; employee needs; employee well-being.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMD.2016.076551

International Journal of Management Development, 2016 Vol.1 No.3, pp.196 - 214

Received: 23 May 2015
Accepted: 20 Oct 2015

Published online: 12 May 2016 *

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