EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN TERMS OF THE MEDIATING ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL TRUST AMONG EMPLOYEES AT MASHHAD COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
In the past, the issue of diversity was completely ignored in NGOs and non-governmental organizations. However, with the changes brought by organizational globalization, diversity management attracted much attention and many researchers and experts started to study it from different angles and perspectives. In this regard, this study was conducted with the aim of investigating the impact of diversity management on employee engagement by considering the mediating role of organizational trust among employees of Mashhad College of Medical Sciences. This research is applied in terms of purpose. On the other hand, this study is a descriptive survey based on structural equation approach. The statistical population of this study was all employees of the College of Medical Sciences. Based on the calculations, the sample size of this study corresponds to 373 professionals and the samples were selected using the stepwise cluster random method. The standard questionnaires by Al-Shabani et al. (2022) with 22 items were used to collect the field data. In addition, structural equation modeling with SmartPLS software was used in this study to measure and analyze the data obtained. The results of the research show that diversity management has an impact on participation (0.557) and organizational trust (0.804) among the employees of Mashhad Faculty of Medicine. Moreover, trust in the organization mediates the effect of diversity management on employee participation. Moreover, organizational trust has a significant effect on employee participation.
Diversity Management, Employee Participation, Organizational Trust.