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Work engagement: A quantitative review and test of its relations with task and contextual performance

Christian M, Garza A, Slaughter J ...see all

Personnel Psychology, vol. 64, issue 1 (2011) pp. 89-136

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Abstract

Many researchers have concerns about work engagement’s distinction from other constructs and its theoretical merit. The goals of this study were to identify an agreed-upon definition of engagement, to inves- tigate its uniqueness, and to clarify its nomological network of con- structs. Using a conceptual framework based on Macey and Schneider (2008; Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1, 3–30), we found that engagement exhibits discriminant validity from, and criterion re- lated validity over, job attitudes. We also found that engagement is related to several key antecedents and consequences. Finally, we used meta-analytic path modeling to test the role of engagement as amediator of the relation between distal antecedents and job performance, finding support for our conceptual framework. In sum, our results suggest that work engagement is a useful construct that deserves further attention.

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Authors

  • Michael S. Christian

  • Adela S. Garza

  • Jerel E. Slaughter

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