How to measure employees’ interests so as to be a more socially-responsible employer: A proposal of a new scale and its validation

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https://doi.org/10.24136/oc.2571

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employees’ expectations, employees’ needs, exploratory factor analysis, Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling (ESEM)

Abstract

Research background: Many authors emphasize that successful human resource management (HRM) practices align with employees’ needs associated with the construct of employees’ interests. In particular, the importance of considering employees’ interests is emphasized in the process of shaping the architecture of Socially Responsible Human Resource Management (SR-HRM) systems.

Purpose of the article: The aim of the article is to contribute to understanding employees’ interests by designing and validating a measure to recognize these interests.

Methods: Through the use of literature sources and expert opinions, the authors developed a list of employee interests. Empirical data collected via the survey method in Poland was used to statistically verify the measurement scale. In particular, exploratory factor analysis and exploratory structural equation modelling were applied.

Findings & value added: This article shows that it is important to create a comprehensive list of interests, as well as validate the research tool used. The newly developed scale has 22 items and five dimensions: support and development at the level of the enterprise, employee participation, support and development at the departmental level, employment security, working conditions and remuneration. It may be used in a variety of companies, as well as in complex research models, and developed further taking into consideration the context of other countries.

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Piwowar-Sulej , K., & Cierniak-Emerych, A. (2024). How to measure employees’ interests so as to be a more socially-responsible employer: A proposal of a new scale and its validation. Oeconomia Copernicana, 15(1), 267–306. https://doi.org/10.24136/oc.2571

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