Measuring HR-Line Relationship Quality: A Construct and Its Validation

Pakistan Journal of Statistics, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2012

14 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2012

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Rashid Rehman

Al-Ghurair University

Faisal Qadeer

The University of Lahore

Zahida Habib

University of Education

Munir Ahmad

National College of Business Administration and Economics

Date Written: November 26, 2012

Abstract

Despite wide recognition of the importance of relationship between HR professionals and line managers (HR-line relationship) in strategic HRM literature, no measurement construct is available that could grasp the complicated concept. We introduce a variable, HR-line relationship quality and propose a measurement construct for the variable. The first dimension of the variable covers the traditional elements - often measured in psychology and marketing. The second and third dimension covers HR specific elements based on the attitudes of HR professionals towards the line managers and vice versa. The proposed construct is validated through an empirical survey from a sample of HRM specialists and line managers. The paper concludes that HR-line relationship quality can be measured from a 34 item construct. This construct can be used to quantify HR-line relationship quality, which would be helpful to understand and manage the relationship for the success of strategic HRM.

Keywords: HR-Line Relationship Quality, Line Managers, Devolvement, SHRM, Measurement Construct

Suggested Citation

Rehman, Rashid and Qadeer, Faisal and Habib, Zahida and Ahmad, Munir, Measuring HR-Line Relationship Quality: A Construct and Its Validation (November 26, 2012). Pakistan Journal of Statistics, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2180758

Rashid Rehman

Al-Ghurair University ( email )

Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Faisal Qadeer (Contact Author)

The University of Lahore ( email )

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Lahore, PA Punjab
Pakistan

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Zahida Habib

University of Education ( email )

College Road
Lahore
Pakistan

Munir Ahmad

National College of Business Administration and Economics ( email )

40/E-1, Gulberg-III
National College of Business Administration & Econ
Lahore, Punjab 54660
Pakistan

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