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The Relationship between Work Values, Affective Commitment, Emotional Intelligence, and Employee Engagement: A Moderated Mediation Model

Kashif Nadeem, Waheed Akram, Hafiz Fawad Ali, Yasir Iftikhar, Waqas Shamshad


Affective commitment is considered to be the most critical element of organizational commitment because of its impact in reducing employee turnover, absenteeism and in enhancing the effectiveness of the organization. Because of the nature of the job, emotional intelligence is also a significant trait for employees working in banks. Based on a sample of 354 employees selected from the banking sector of Pakistan, this study revealed that work values had a significant impact on affective commitment. The findings of this study also confirmed the mediation of emotional intelligence and moderation of employee engagement between the relationship of work values and affective commitment among banking professionals of Pakistan. This study also provides practical foresight for the HRM professionals to enhance retention of effective manpower.


work values, affective commitment, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, banking, Pakistan

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