The effect of high performance HR practices on employees ’ job satisfaction

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate potential impacts of high performance HR (human resources) practices on employee's job satisfaction. The research hypotheses are tested using sample data collected from 480 blue-collar employees of 35 larger firms in Istanbul, Turkey. The proposed practices, which were participation, empowerment, job rotation, self-directed work teams, and contingent compensation, were positively correlated with employee's job satisfaction. Hierarchical regression analysis reveals that except contingent compensation the all other practices (participation, empowerment, job rotation, and self directed work teams) account for unique variances in job satisfaction of the surveyed firm's employees. Implications for high performance HR practices and employee's job satisfaction are discussed, limitations of the study are revealed, and future research directions offered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalIstanbul University Journal of the School of Business Administration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • empowerment
  • participation
  • high performance
  • job satisfaction
  • hr practices


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