Employee Engagement as A Potential Mediator Connecting HRD Practices with Counter-Productive Work Behavior

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Wisit Rittiboonchai, Pichaya U-Thairatana, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Krisada Chienwattanasook


While the literature provides clear evidence that human resources development (HRD) practices and counter-productive work behaviour (CWB) have a strong relationship, the psychological mechanisms that underlie this relationship are less well established. This research explored the association between HRD practices and CWB by using employee engagement (EE) as a mediating variable. A total of 265 participating master programs students have returned the complete questionnaires studying in public sector university in Thailand. Findings demonstrated that HRD practices have been linked to CWB negatively after measuring demographic profile of the respondents. The findings also showed that EE has a significant mediating impact on the link between human resource development practices and CWB.

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