Performance appraisal and employee commitment: the mediating role of job satisfaction

Pepple, Dennis G. and Ambilichu, Charles Anyeng (2023) Performance appraisal and employee commitment: the mediating role of job satisfaction. European Management Review. ISSN 1740-4754

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Commitment is essential for employees to establish and maintain a long-lasting employer-employee relationship. Hence, the call for more research to investigate its antecedents. The purpose of our study was to empirically investigate the relationship between performance appraisal and employee commitment. Analysis of survey data drawn from academics across the United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) found a positive relationship between performance appraisal and employee commitment, explained through the mediation of job satisfaction. The study is novel as it extends performance appraisal and employee commitment theorization by highlighting how job satisfaction mediates both constructs differently at intrinsic and extrinsic levels. Practically, our study provides insights that will support the development of performance appraisal systems that influence job satisfaction and commitment of academics.

Item Type: Article
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8 May 2023Accepted
23 May 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academics, employee commitment, extrinsic job satisfaction, intrinsic job satisfaction, job satisfaction, performance appraisal
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 09 May 2023 15:08
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 10:54

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