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Do high-performance HR practices augment OCBs? The role of psychological climate and work engagement

Aakanksha Kataria (Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India)
Pooja Garg (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)
Renu Rastogi (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 March 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between high-performance HR practices (HPHRPs), psychological climate (PC), work engagement (WE) and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) among IT professionals. This study further intends to provide a framework to understand and predict factors affecting organizational citizenship performance in the Indian IT sector.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis is based on a sample of 464 IT employees working in 29 information-intensive global organizations, and the statistical method employed is structural equation modeling.

Findings

The results of the present study demonstrated the significance of employees’ perceptions of PC through which HPHRPs can boost employees’ WE, which, in turn, has come out to be the principal mechanism through which HPHRPs and PC have impact on OCBs.

Research limitations/implications

The results have established a platform where HR managers can be motivated to open up new avenues to employees where they can be psychologically involved in work roles and feel highly motivated to bring their good spirits at the workplace in order to benefit the organization at large.

Originality/value

This research explores the changing dynamics of Indian business scenario in the IT context. IT professionals may perceive and react differently to the HR system in the organization and have higher expectations of congenial working conditions that enhance their capability to employ personal skills and resources in the realization of organizational goals. Thus, the study tries to tap their experiences and perceptions and map their performances in the organization.

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Citation

Kataria, A., Garg, P. and Rastogi, R. (2019), "Do high-performance HR practices augment OCBs? The role of psychological climate and work engagement", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 68 No. 6, pp. 1057-1077. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-02-2018-0057

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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