The languishment of employee commitment in the light of perceptions of fair treatment in the workplace

SA Journal of Human Resource Management


 
 
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Title The languishment of employee commitment in the light of perceptions of fair treatment in the workplace
 
Creator Coetzee, Mariette Botha, Jo-Anne
 
Subject Human resource management commitment; obedience; organisational citizenship behaviour; loyalty, participation
Description Orientation: This article reports on the behaviours displayed by committed employees and the influence of perceptions of fair treatment in the workplace on employees’ commitment.Research purpose: The objective of the study was to identify organisational behaviours that are indicative of employee commitment and whether perceptions of fair treatment in the workplace influence employees’ commitment.Motivation for the study: Employees are emotionally attached to organisations and treating employees in a fair manner plays a huge role in building commitment.Research design, approach and method: This study made use of a quantitative approach and a questionnaire was developed to collect data on employees’ biographical details, their work behaviour and perceptions of how fairly they believe they were treated in the workplace. A disproportionate, stratified sampling method was used and a sample of 349 employees from a leading bank in South Africa participated. Factor analysis, correlations, t-tests and analysis of variance statistics were computed to achieve the objectives.Main findings: The factor analysis identified the following four factors relating to employee commitment: obedience, job satisfaction, participation and loyalty. The results of the t-tests revealed that biographical factors do not have a practical significant effect on employee commitment, whereas treatment in the workplace does have a significant effect on employee commitment.Practical/managerial implications: Committed employees engage in specific behaviours and if they do not, managers need to pay attention to the way employees are treated in the workplace.Contribution/value-add: This study contributes to a better understanding of the dimensionality of employee commitment in the light of perceptions of fair treatment.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2012-12-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v10i2.436
 
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 10, No 2 (2012); 11 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2012 Mariette Coetzee, Jo-Anne Botha https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0