ERIC Number: EJ1106225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Talent Development Environment and Workplace Adaptation: The Mediating Effects of Organisational Support
Kunasegaran, Mageswari; Ismail, Maimunah; Rasdi, Roziah Mohd; Ismail, Ismi Arif; Ramayah, T.
European Journal of Training and Development, v40 n6 p370-389 2016
Purpose: This study aims to examine the relationship between talent development environment (TDE) variables of job focus and long-term development with the workplace adaptation (WA) of Malaysian professional returnees as mediated by the organisational support. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 130 respondents who are Malaysian professional returnees participated in this study. The hypotheses formulated for this study were tested using partial least square-structural equation modelling version 3. Findings: The mediation analysis has revealed a significant relationship between job focus and long-term development on WA via organisational support. Six out of seven hypotheses were accepted. The finding also indicates that the long-term development construct has a strong impact on the WA of Malaysian professional returnees. Research limitations/implications: This study focused only on professional returnees from selected sectors of the National Key Economic Areas in Malaysia. Practical implications: Organisational support mediating WA should be capitalised on by human resource development practitioners in public and private sectors to assist professional returnees in their WA through the talent development approach specifically on job focus and long-term development. Originality/value: The findings from this study extend the knowledge of WA in the context of professional returnees in a developing country, Malaysia. The integration between the selected TDE variables and WA with the mediating function of organisational support adds new insights into the process of WA.
Descriptors: Correlation, Talent Development, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Work Environment, Employees, Structural Equation Models, Labor Force Development, Personality Theories, Organizational Climate, Questionnaires, Hypothesis Testing
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