THE MEDIATING ROLE OF PERSON-ORGANIZATION FIT IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE-HRM PRACTICES AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Zainab Ali Rawshdeh
Zafir Khan Mohamed Makhbul
Syed Shah Alam

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Employee Engagement (EE), Socially Responsible HRM (SR-HRM), person-organization Fit (P-O fit), Social exchange theory

Abstract

Purpose of study: This study investigates the relationship between employee engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which draws insights from social exchange theory. Specifically, it examines the effect of socially responsible human resource management practices (SR-HRM) on employee engagement.


Methodology: The empirical work in the present study was conducted in Malaysia. The measurement instruments for Socially Responsible HRM Practices, P-O Fit, and employee engagement were adopted.  The analysis in this study is based on a sample of 94 MBA students in a well-known public university in Malaysia.


Result: The results emphasize that SR-HRM practices are positively related to employee engagement. Besides, P-O fit partially mediates this relationship.  


Implications: Thus, this study contributes to the literature by clarifying the relationship between CSR practices and employee's attitudes. In addition, it explores the mediation mechanism to provide a better understanding of the relationship.

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