International Business Management

Year: 2017
Volume: 11
Issue: 12
Page No. 2026 - 2033

The Impact of Human Resource Practices, Social Support and Personality Traits on Affective Organizational Commitment

Authors : Sultan Saqar Oqaidan Alwahaibi

Abstract: The current study aimed to outline how employee’s affective commitment could be enhanced through HR practices including career development, financial incentives; social support and personality traits (Conscientiousness and openness to experience). Respondents were sampled from private higher education institutions in Muscat, Oman. The 181 questionnaires were distributed out of which 140 were received back, thus, resulting in 77% response rate. Through using PLS path modeling approach the study found a significant impact of HR practices including career development and financial incentives upon affective commitment. Accordingly, the study also found positive relationship between social support and affective commitment. Lastly, personality traits were also found in a significant relationship with affective commitment across respondents from higher education in Oman. The study has proposed notable implications and recommendations for future researchers in the area.

How to cite this article:

Sultan Saqar Oqaidan Alwahaibi , 2017. The Impact of Human Resource Practices, Social Support and Personality Traits on Affective Organizational Commitment. International Business Management, 11: 2026-2033.

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