Title: The mediating role of work engagement between psychosocial safety climate and organisational citizenship behaviours: a study in the nursing and health sector in Quebec

Authors: Sari Mansour; Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Addresses: TÉLUQ, Université du Québec, 5800 rue St-Denis, bureau1105, Montréal, Québec, H2S 3L5, Canada ' TÉLUQ, Université du Québec, 5800 rue St-Denis, bureau1105, Montréal, Québec, H2S 3L5, Canada

Abstract: The objective of this research, conducted with 562 staff working in the health sector in Quebec (Canada), mainly nurses, is to examine the direct and indirect effects of the psychosocial safety climate on work engagement and organisational citizenship behaviours. The results of structural equations show that the psychosocial safety climate increases engagement (vigour, dedication and absorption). However, it has no direct effect on organisational citizenship. The bootstrap results indicate that vigour, dedication and absorption all mediate the relationship between psychosocial safety climate and altruism and compliance; however, the indirect link between climate and altruism through absorption is not significant.

Keywords: psychosocial safety climate; PSC; work engagement; organisational citizenship behaviour; resource caravan passageways; Canada.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2018.092287

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2018 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.51 - 71

Received: 16 Sep 2016
Accepted: 03 Mar 2017

Published online: 07 Jun 2018 *

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