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Title:
EXAMINING THE ROLE OF HRD PRACTICES TOWARDS ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF AFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT

Authors:
Alqahtani Mnahi Mutlaq M, Dr. Mohd Fitri Bin Abdul Rahman

Abstract:
The present study aimed to investigate how HRD practices can help enhance Organizational citizenship behavior in the workplace. The study also strived to examine the mediating role of affective organizational commitment on the relationship between HRD practices and OCB. The study deployed 218 respondents from two public sector universities from Saudi Arabia. Through using self-administered approach, questionnaires were distributed. A total of 163 questionnaires were received back out of which, 152 were found appropriate and taken for final analysis. Structural equation modeling results have reported significant results for all the 4 hypothesized relationship. Findings have reported that, HRD practices are crucial for organizations to enhance affective organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior. The study has also reported that higher affective commitment levels also foster citizenship behaviors directly. Notably, the study has also found significant mediation of affective organizational commitment in the relationship between HRD practices and OCB. The research provides explanation on the findings and implications.

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