High-performance work systems, dual stressors and ‘new generation’ employee in China
Yiyi Su and
Asia Pacific Business Review, 2018, vol. 24, issue 4, 490-509
Received human resource management (HRM) studies have paid much attention to the relationship between high-performance work systems (HPWS) and employees’ attitudes and behaviours, but they lack deep understanding on how such HRM systems work for ‘new generation’ employees and accommodate ‘new generation’ preferences and characteristics. Embracing ‘new generation’ workforce characteristics, we collected two waves of data from 561 employees who were based in 23 Chinese firms. Our findings reveal that, first, HPWS is positively related to ‘new generation’ employees’ engagement; second, hindrance-related stressors partially mediate the relationship between HPWS and ‘new generation’ employee engagement, but the mediation role of challenge-related stressors is not evident; third, procedural justice negatively affects the relationship between HPWS and hindrance-related stressors; finally, HPWS and procedural justice jointly affect ‘new generation’ employee engagement partly through hindrance-related stressors. We conclude that the study not only contributes to the link between HPWS and employee engagement in a ‘new generation’ workforce context, but also argues for the importance of having occupational stress- management for a ‘new generation’ employee workforce.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:apbizr:v:24:y:2018:i:4:p:490-509
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
Asia Pacific Business Review is currently edited by Professor Chris Rowley and Malcolm Warner
More articles in Asia Pacific Business Review from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().