Understanding the Relationship between Talent Mindset and Organizational Commitment of Employees in Pakistan


  • Zanoor Haroon Department of Management Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Abideen Z. Department of Management Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan




Purpose:- Talented employees are one of the sources that enable the organizations to achieve competitive advantage. However, considering the globalization and hyper-competition in today’s business environment, organizations are facing many challenges including engaging and sustaining talented and skilled employees. Thus, the purpose of this - quantitative, correlational, descriptive and cross-sectional study is to understand the relationship between talent mindset (TM) and organizational commitment components (i.e., affective, normative and continuance) of employees in Pakistan.

Design/methodology/approach: The researcher used the quantitative research approach and employed survey based method, using structured verified questionnaires, to collect data from 300 employees (i.e., principals, vice-principals, the chairman, head of the departments and administrative staff) in educational institutions (i.e., privates sector colleges) in two cities (Bahawalpur and Haroonabad) of the Punjab province of Pakistan.  

Findings: Results confirmed that there is a positive and significant relationship between talent mindset and components of organizational commitment.  

Practical Implications/Limitations: This study has considerable importance, because it provided insights regarding the relationship between dimensions of OC with talent mindset by focusing on employees in the services sector of Pakistan. It is also useful as it provided guidelines regarding how the commitment of employees in educational institutions can be enhanced through designing appropriate strategies and frameworks accordingly. In terms of limitations, the present study had small sample size, and focused on employees in services sector in a specific region.

Originality/value: Most of the studies investigating the relationship between TM and dimensions of OC were conducted in the western context and focused on non-services sector. While, this study focused on services sector in non-western context to further the understanding of relationship between talent mindset and components of organizational commitment of employees in educational institutions in Pakistan.


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How to Cite

Haroon, Z., & Z., A. (2020). Understanding the Relationship between Talent Mindset and Organizational Commitment of Employees in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v8i2.6089