Effect of Employee Oriented Human Resource Management Practices on Employees' Counterproductive Work Behaviors

Zelalem Gebretsadik Estifo, Luo Fan, Naveed Ahmad Faraz


This research investigated the link between employee-orientated human resource management (EOHRM) counterproductive work behaviors targeted at individual members and organization in Ethiopia. Relaying on  social exchange theory, organizational support theory, signaling theory and relevant literatures we examined how employee-oriented HRM practice affects counterproductive work behaviors by using perceived organizational support  as a mediator. Data had been obtained from 555 workers and 150 supervisors from eight companies in Ethiopia. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) methods via SmartPLS has been used  to determine the hypothesized links pertaining to employee-oriented HRM and counterproductive work behavior directed towards individual members and the organization. Final results confirmed that perceived organizational support fully mediated the relationship between employee-oriented HRM and counterproductive work behaviors. The impact of employee-oriented HRM on counterproductive work behavior -organizational via perceived organizational support were stronger than the impact of employee-oriented HRM on counterproductive work behavior- individual (interpersonal). These findings suggest that organizations may minimize(reduce) employees' counterproductive work behavior by putting into action employee-oriented HRM practices that would uplift perceived organizational support that finally prevent the tendency to act against the organization and its members.

Keywords: Employee-oriented human resource management, perceived organizational support, counterproductive work behavior

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/56-02

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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