Marketing and Management of Innovations

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Oleksii Lyulyov

Sumy State University | Ukraine

Unlocking the Power of HR Practices, Work Self-Efficacy, Organizational Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Harmony and Goal Congruence to Mitigate Pandemic Threat

Mohamed Jaouadi1
  1. University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Received: 04 Jule 2023

Revised: 25 August 2023

Accepted: 01 September 2023


This study aims to investigate factors which mitigate pandemic threat among employee during pandemic crisis. The research framework has outlined factors such as human resource practices, work self-efficacy and organizational self-esteem, interpersonal harmony and goal congruence to investigate pandemic threat. In addition to that the moderating effect of employee well-being is tested between the relationship of pandemic threat and employee engagement at workplace during crisis like COVID-19 pandemic. The research model of this study is based on empirical investigation. Data were collected from employees working in Saudi logistics organizations and had confronted pandemic crisis. For data collection purposive sampling approach is adopted. Overall, 223 respondents have participated in research survey. Findings of this study indicate collectively HR practices, work related self-efficacy, organizational self-esteem, interpersonal harmony, and goal congruence have explained substantial variance R2 49% in mitigating pandemic threat among employees. Therefore, prediction power analysis has revealed sizable predictive power Q2 31% to predict mitigating pandemic threat among employees. Concerning with f2 analysis it is found that interpersonal harmony has substantial effect size to mitigate pandemic threat among employees. Theoretically, this research has established crisis induced integrated model that enriches human resource literature. Practically, this research has suggested that HR practices could play an important role in mitigating pandemic threat. Similarly, this study has established that work self-efficacy motivate employees to continue work during crisis and hence need managerial attention. Moving further, organizational self-esteem brings confidence among employees to deal with unpredictable situation. Therefore, policy makers should pay attention in developing crisis induced HR practices, enhance employee self-efficacy, organizational self-esteem, interpersonal harmony and goal congruence which in turn reduce threat among employees during pandemic crisis. This research is valuable as it gives universal view to policy makers in designing and developing crisis induced polices which are not only limited to pandemic crisis but will also help during natural disasters like flood, earth quick and tsunami.

Keyword: work related self-efficacy; organizational self-esteem; interpersonal harmony; goal congruence; work engagement; employee well-being; perceived pandemic threat.

How to Cite: Jaouadi, M. (2023). Unlocking the Power of HR Practices, Work Self-Efficacy, Organizational Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Harmony and Goal Congruence to Mitigate Pandemic Threat. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 3, 56–71.

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