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An examination of the mediated model of theory of planned behaviour to understand gender equity initiatives of HR managers in Bangladesh

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Parth PatelORCiD


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To understand the future pattern of women's presence in senior management positions, this study attempts to examine the intention of HR managers that leads to actual behaviour associated with promoting women. Survey data based on the constructs of theory of planned behaviour (TPB) were collected from 182 human resource managers in Bangladesh and were analysed using PLS-SEM. Our results reveal that the constructs of TPB i.e. attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control have both significant direct and indirect effects on the intention of HR managers to promote gender equity. Our findings provide both theoretical and empirical contributions by validating the utility of TPB model in a unique research setting and by suggesting appropriate behavioural interventions to promote gender equity.

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Author(s): Biswas K, Patel P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 30th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference

Year of Conference: 2016

Acceptance date: 11/07/2016

Series Title: Under New Management: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures

Sponsor(s): Queensland University of Technology