Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling, Volume 1 Issue 1 – Published online: 10 June 2017

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT AND JOB INVOLVEMENT
Hanissah  A. Razak, School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Nazlina Zakaria, School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Norsiah Mat, School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Corresponding Author: Hanissah  A. Razak | Email: [email protected]
ABSTRACT
Job involvement is the psychological identification with one’s job. Studies show that those with high job involvement are inversely related to absenteeism, positively related to organizational citizenship behavior and in-role performance, organizational identification and employee commitment.  Meanwhile psychological empowerment is a motivational construct that comprises individual cognitions and perceptions that constitute feelings of behavioral and psychological investment in a work. Empirical research on empowerment suggested that empowering subordinates is also a major component of organizational effectiveness.   Knowing the importance of these two variables, therefore, a study has been carried out to examine the relationship between psychological empowerment and job involvement among bank managers in Peninsular Malaysia.  A questionnaire survey was conducted and data were analyzed by using Smart PLS 3.0. Results of a survey of 151 bank managers revealed that psychological empowerment is positively related with job involvement.
Keywords: job involvement, psychological empowerment, PLS-SEM, Malaysia
Citation:  Razak, Zakaria & Mat (2017), The Relationship between Psychological Empowerment and Job Involvement, Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling. 1(1), 62-80.

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