The Impact of Human Resource Management Practices on Organizational Commitment in the Banking Sector in Kuwait

Michel Zaitouni, Nabeel N. Sawalha, AdilEl Sharif


In this paper, we investigated the impact of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices on the affective,
continuance, and normative organizational commitment among employees in the banking sector in Kuwait. The
studywas conducted across permanent, full-time, and part-time employees (managers and non-managers) of five
large private banks in Kuwait. Both Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and hierarchical regression analyses
were used to draw the relationship between these variables. The results showed that fifty percent of the variables
confirmed previous studies and the remaining fifty percent did not support these studies due to factors such as
culture and values. The results have a great implication for both the banking industry in Kuwait and international

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