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Exploring the impact of perceived AMO framework on constructive and destructive deviance: Mediating role of employee engagement

Pooja Malik (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)
Usha Lenka (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 16 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of perceived abilities-motivation-opportunity (AMO framework) enhancing human resource management practices on destructive and constructive deviance through employee engagement.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 350 middle-level information technology employees. Structural equation modeling was applied to examine the proposed hypotheses.

Findings

Results revealed significant relationships between perceived AMO framework and destructive and constructive deviance, except for the relationship between perceived ability and destructive deviance. Furthermore, perceived AMO framework exhibited a significant positive relationship with employee engagement. Utilizing social exchange theory, results proposed partial mediation of employee engagement between perceived AMO framework and constructive and destructive deviance except for the relationship between perceived ability and destructive deviance, for which employee engagement exhibited full mediation.

Research limitations/implications

This study implies that contemporary organizations must take initiatives to enhance employee engagement through the implementation of abilities, motivation and opportunities-enhancing human resource management (HRM) practices (AMO framework). Results of the study infer that motivation-enhancing HRM practices contribute highest in generating employee engagement followed by opportunity and abilities-enhancing HRM practices.

Originality/value

This study empirically investigates the impact of HRM bundles on both destructive and constructive deviance. Additionally, this study explores the underlying mechanism between HRM bundles and workplace deviance by assessing the mediating role of employee engagement.

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Citation

Malik, P. and Lenka, U. (2019), "Exploring the impact of perceived AMO framework on constructive and destructive deviance: Mediating role of employee engagement", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 40 No. 5, pp. 994-1011. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJM-05-2018-0164

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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