The Link between Employee Voice and Affective Commitment: A Systematic Review

Machokoto, Washington ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3613-3553 (2019) The Link between Employee Voice and Affective Commitment: A Systematic Review. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research.

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Abstract

Abstract: This systematic review aimed to explore the relationship between
Employee Voice and Affective Commitment in literature. The researcher
approached several databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business
Search Complete, Business Search Premier, Science Direct and Google Scholar
and found 235 relevant studies. Nine studies were selected for review after a
vigorous process that rejected many studies because they were duplicated or
not fitting in the inclusion criteria. The chosen studies were put in separate
folders; Folder 1: Employee Voice, and Folder 2: Affective Commitment. A
thematic process that included careful reading data, coding, identifying trends,
establishing themes and confirming themes, was used on material separately.
The researcher identified and confirmed “trust”, “employee/work
engagement”, “innovation”, “positive relationship” and “communication” as core
themes and further analysis of themes as done including sub-themes to
validate the outcome. This review found that there was a significant link
between Employee Voice and Affective Commitment in literature. Previous
studies also supported this connection. Limitations, the vigorous process
could have left out some critical studies that could have changed the outcome.
Even, the thematic analysis that identified and confirmed themes could have
been biased towards the researcher’s understanding. Therefore the
researcher recommends further research to confirm these outcomes. Future
research should include more qualitative studies and more studies to explore
the association between the two concepts. However, the current results help
future scholars and practitioners to understand the link between Employee
Voice and Affective Commitment.
Keywords: Employee Voice, Affective Commitment. Systematic Review, Link.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management > Culture and leadership
Depositing User: Washington Machokoto
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 17:47
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 17:07
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9016

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