Do a company’s sincere intentions with CSR initiatives matter to employees?

Seoki Lee, Kiwon Lee, Yixing Gao, Qu Xiao, Conklin Martha

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This study aims to examine how employees’ perceptions of customer-related and employee-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives influence their job satisfaction. Further, the study investigates whether employees’ organizational commitment mediates this proposed relationship and, more importantly, tests how such mediated relationships change according to the level of employees’ perceptions of their company’s sincerity in investing in CSR activities.
This study used an online survey to collect data and collected a total of 490 responses for the main analysis. A regression analysis and standard path-analytic approaches described by Hayes (2013) were conducted to test the proposed hypotheses.
Findings support the main effect of customer- and employee-related CSR on employees’ job satisfaction mediated by employees’ organizational commitment, as well as the moderating effect of the perceived sincerity of customer-related CSR but not employee-related CSR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355
Number of pages371
JournalJournal of Global Responsibility
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018


  • job satisfaction
  • moderating effects
  • organizational commitment
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • sincerity of CSR


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