Construct dimensionality of engagement and its relation with satisfaction

  • Wefald A
  • Downey R
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characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption (W. B. Schaufeli, M. Salanova, V. González-Roma, & A. B. Bakker, 2002)—has become a popular subject among academic and industry researchers. Following suggestions in the recent literature calling for further examination of the underlying factors comprising the construct of engagement, the authors investigated the factor structure of W. B. Schaufeli et al.’s measure of engagement and academic engagement’s relation to academic satisfaction. Previous researchers found a 3-factor structure of engagement that comprises vigor, dedication, and absorption. The authors administered to a sample of university students a questionnaire on their level of engagement in academic work and various other measures. The results did not confirm the 3-factor structure. The present authors found engagement and satisfaction to be highly related constructs.

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  • Construct dimensionality
  • Construct overlap
  • Engagement
  • Satisfaction

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  • Andrew Wefald

  • Ronald Downey

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