Job Resources as a mediator between management trust climate and employees' well-being: A cross-sectional multilevel approach

Lee, Michelle Chin Chin * (2017) Job Resources as a mediator between management trust climate and employees' well-being: A cross-sectional multilevel approach. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 22 (2). ISSN 1394-2603

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Adopting the notion that environmental factors affect employees, we investigated the importance of management trust climate as a precursor to job resources (i.e. personal development), positive work outcomes (engagement and job performance) and better well-being (i.e. avoidance of burnout and sleeping problems). Because the Malaysian society is considered to have a higher level of trust than other Asian countries, we used a snowball sampling method and recruited 377 employees from 44 private organisations (62% response rate) in Malaysia as participants in the current study. Multilevel analyses revealed that management trust climate led to higher levels of personal development and job performance; however, it showed no relation to sleeping problems. In addition, personal development mediated management trust climate and job performance, whereas engagement mediated personal development and job performance. Higher burnout led to increased sleeping problems. This study showed organisational level to be an antecedent of job resources and its job resource-engagement model. Since trust conveys a soft psychological contract between two parties, organisations should be aware of the ways trust can be cultivated within the organisation, such as by allowing employees to grow and develop their skills. This may be an effective strategy for ensuring that employees are able to grow within their organisations and execute their duties effectively, without reprisals from higher management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: management trust; personal development; job performance; multilevel; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Psychology moved to SMLS wef 2021
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 01:08
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 07:40

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