The mediating role of virtuousness in human resource management and job outcomes

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Maria Leonor Pires
Francisco Nunes


In this study, we explore the role of organizational virtuousness (OV) as a mechanism through which human resource management practices (HRMPs) affect employee outcomes. We propose that HRMPs lead to higher levels of organizational citizenship behaviors and affective commitment by stimulating OV. Using a sample of 525 workers, from 22 stores of a retailing company, we found evidence that HRMPs predict OV, thereby predicting members’ citizenship behaviors and affective commitment. By suggesting this new mediator, this study contributes to a better understanding of the causal chain linking HRMPs and performance.


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PIRES, M. L.; NUNES, F. The mediating role of virtuousness in human resource management and job outcomes. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 58, n. 4, p. 380–392, 2018. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020180404. Disponível em: Acesso em: 23 may. 2024.


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