The Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on Job Involvement in Selected Private Companies in Jordan

Bandar Abutayeh, Manar Al-Qatawneh


Research on Human Resource Practices within an Arabic context is limited. This research aims to examine the effect of Human Resource Practices on job involvement in an Arabic country namely; Jordan. Six of the major Human Resource Practices are included in this research, namely: job analysis, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and career management. We administered surveys to 15 companies in Jordan and acquired a sample of 272 valid cases. Results show that all Human Resource Practices have a positive effect on job involvement. When considering job involvement, selection exhibits the highest effect whereas training has the lowest effect. Implications of the results are discussed and directions for future research are suggested.

Key words: Human resource management; Human resource practices; Job involvement; Jordan

Résumé La recherche sur les pratiques de management des ressources humaines dans un contexte arabe est limitée. Cette recherche vise à examiner l’effet des pratiques de ressources humaines sur l’implication des emplois à savoir dans un pays arabe, la Jordanie. Six des principales pratiques de ressources humaines sont inclus dans cette recherche, à savoir: l'analyse des emplois, la sélection, la formation, l’évaluation de la performance, la rémunération et la gestion de carrière. Nous avons administré à 15 enquêtes entreprises en Jordanie et en a acquis un échantillon de 272 cas valides. Les résultats montrent que tous les Pratiques de ressources humaines ont un effet positif sur l’engagement professionnel. Lors de l’examen implication au travail, la sélection présente les plus grands effets tandis que la formation a le plus faible effet. Les implications des résultats sont discutés et les orientations de recherches futures sont suggérées.

Mots clés: Management des ressources humaines; Pratiques de ressources humaines; Résolution de travail; La Jordanie


Human resource management; Human resource practices; Job involvement; Jordan



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