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Exploring the impacts of employee advocacy on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: Case of Taiwanese airlines

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  • Yeh, Ying-Pin

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The accessibility of information through the Internet has enables flight attendants to become more informed, as well as developing more control of their own affairs. Employee advocacy is related to the transparency of airlines' employment offers and the airlines' willingness to do what is best for their employees. After reviewing the relevant literature, this study focuses on how employee advocacy is influenced by the way employees are treated by their airlines. We explored strategies that airline administrations apply to employee advocacy, developed a research setting, analyzed the factors involved, and developed a casual model of the antecedents and consequences of employee advocacy. We formulated 5 hypotheses. Data were collected, using a questionnaire survey of flight attendants in Taiwanese airlines. All hypotheses were verified with data from a sample of the respondents, by using a structural equation model. Our results indicated that employee advocacy is positively related to flight attendants' job satisfaction and commitment to the organization. Organizational innovation, supervisor support, and employee empowerment are positively related to employee advocacy. Finally, this study concludes by discussing managerial implications and providing suggestions for future research.

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  • Yeh, Ying-Pin, 2014. "Exploring the impacts of employee advocacy on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: Case of Taiwanese airlines," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 94-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jaitra:v:36:y:2014:i:c:p:94-100
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2014.01.002
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    1. Karatepe, Osman M. & Talebzadeh, Niusha, 2016. "An empirical investigation of psychological capital among flight attendants," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 193-202.
    2. Erkmen, Ezgi & Hancer, Murat, 2015. "Linking brand commitment and brand citizenship behaviors of airline employees: “The role of trustâ€," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 47-54.
    3. Ilkhanizadeh, Shiva & Karatepe, Osman M., 2017. "An examination of the consequences of corporate social responsibility in the airline industry: Work engagement, career satisfaction, and voice behavior," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 8-17.
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