When Silent isn’t Golden: Measurement Validation Amo-Enhancing Hrm Practices in Malaysian Construction Firms

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business, Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2 Department of Business Management, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia


The current study validates AMO-enhancing HRM practices measurement in Malaysian construction firms' setting. The study pattern is cross-sectional. First, an examination of the literature was conducted to find out the fundamental components of AMO-enhancing HRM practices and the relevant items. Following that, these items were subjected to content validity with academic specialists. These items were administered to collect data from construction firms. Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) was employed as AMO-enhancing HRM practices were framed as a reflective-formative second-order construct. After that, AMO-enhancing HRM practices were assessed using reliability and validity examination. The result revealed that AMO-enhancing HRM practices have three dimensions: ability-, motivation- and opportunity-enhancing HRM practices. AMO-enhancing HRM practices are defined by these three dimensions, which collectively encompass various aspects of AMO-enhancing HRM practices. If any elements are excluded, AMO-enhancing HRM practices may be altered. This study is unique when conceptualizing AMO-enhancing HRM practices as a multidimensional construct comprising three dimensions, which had not been investigated in prior studies.


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