The role of tribalism as mediator between employee empowerment and organizational commitment in Yemeni Islamic banking sector

Ali Salman Emam, Juraifa Jais, Mosab I. Tabash

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This study examined the influence of employee empowerment on organizational commitment, and the level to which Tribalism plays a role in the relationship between the former two variables in the context of Islamic banks in Yemen. Indeed, the rationale for introducing employee empowerment is to increase levels of employee’s commitment to ensue positive outcomes. The interrelationships between the variables were analyzed to develop a strategy for increased organizational commitment in the Yemeni Islamic banking sector. This study used a social exchange theory to illustrate the study framework to link the relations between employee empowerment, organizational commitment, and Tribalism. This study relied on quantitative approaches. The study sample comprised of Yemeni Islamic banks’ employees. 450 questionnaires were distributed to employees, out of which, 292 were retrieved and deemed usable for analysis, constituting a 65% rate of response. The partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was employed to analyze data and test the proposed hypotheses. The results indicated that there is a significant relationship between empowerment of the employees and their organizational commitment in Islamic banks in Yemen. More importantly, this study revealed that Tribalism is a significant mediator on the relationship between employee empowerment, and organizational commitment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-149
Number of pages20
JournalManagement and Marketing
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2019

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Banking sector
Employee empowerment
Organizational commitment
Mediator
Tribalism
Islamic banking
Employees
Islamic financial institutions
Yemen
Rationale
Questionnaire
Empowerment
Social exchange theory
Employee commitment
Structural equation modeling
Partial least squares
Interrelationship

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  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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The role of tribalism as mediator between employee empowerment and organizational commitment in Yemeni Islamic banking sector. / Emam, Ali Salman; Jais, Juraifa; Tabash, Mosab I.

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