The Mediation Role of Organizational Commitment in the Relationship between Strategic Human Resources Management and Individual Performance

Yücekaya P., Özpeynirci R.

PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION , vol.58, no.1, pp.5737-5747, 2021 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17762/pae.v58i1.1976
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Periodicals Index Online, ATLA Religion Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.5737-5747
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


  The  aim  of  this  research  is  to  examine  the  mediating  role  of  organizational  commitment  in  the  relationship  between  strategic human resource management and individual performance. For this purpose, data were collected from SME businesses operating in Aksaray  through  convenience  sampling  method  in  the  period  covering  February-March  2019.    The  questionnaire  prepared  to collect data consists of four parts. The first part of the questionnaire includes questions about the demographic characteristics of the  survey  participants.  The  second  part  of  the  questionnaire  is  about  the  strategic  human  resources  management  scale.  In  thesecond  part  of  the  questionnaire,  a  scale  consisting  of  9  statements,  which  was  developed  by  Huselid  (1995)  and  rearranged byBatram et al. (2007), was used. For the organizational commitment scale in the third part of the questionnaire, the scale consisting of  7  statements  developed  by  Katsikea  et  al.    (2011)  was  used.  For  the  individual  performance  scale  in  the  last  part  of  the questionnaire,  a  scale  consisting  of  6  statements  developed  by  Green  et  al.  (2006)  was  used.  The  collected  data  were  analyzedwith  the  help  of  SPSS  and  SmartPLS  statistics  program,  and  the  data  were  analyzed  by  frequency,  reliability  analysis, confirmatory  factor  analysis  and  structural  equation  modeling.  According  to  the  results  of  this  study,  it  was  determined  thatorganizational commitment  has  a  full  mediating  role  in  the  relationship  between  strategic  human  resources  management  and individual performance. As strategic human resources management increases the organizational commitment of the employees, it has been concluded that it also positively affects their individual performance.