Nexus among Trust, Job Satisfaction, and Affective Organizational Commitment: A Developing Country Perspective
Keywords:Affective Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Trust, Banking Sector, Developing Country, Social Exchange Theory
The organizational commitment of employees plays a vital role in the success of any business. In the era of competition, companies are struggling to retain the employees committed to the organizations. There is a scarcity of research to investigate the factors that influence effective organizational commitment in a developing country. The researcher conducted a survey to collect data from employees working in the banking sector of Pakistan. The present study utilized the convenience sampling method to get responses. A total of 300 questionnaires were distributed, from which 215 responses were received, where 15 questionnaires were found partially filled, which were discarded for further analysis. The 200 questionnaires proceeded for statistical analysis using the partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) technique. The software of SmartPLS ver 3.0 was used to analyze the significance of hypotheses. Current research revealed the significant relationship between trust and affective commitment mediated through job satisfaction. The present study provides several theoretical and practical implications by extending social exchange theory and delivering guidelines to banks' human resource departments to build trust among employees, and gauging job satisfaction to increase affective organizational commitment.
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