Identifying predictors of work engagement: An example from a management consultancy company

by Andreas Persson

Institution: Stockholm University
Year: 2010
Keywords: work engagement; predictors; leadership; employee development; innovation; communication; Social Sciences; Psychology; Samhällsvetenskap; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social sciences; Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Socialvetenskap; Psykologi; samhälle/juridik; Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Record ID: 1340537
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Empirical evidence suggests work engagement to be of crucial importance for business critical aspects such as work performance and employee retention. When building a strategy for enhancing engagement in the workplace, identifying its predictors becomes important. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify predictors related to work engagement. The study was conducted in a management consultancy company, through analyzing their employee survey. Results indicated satisfaction with leadership to be of vital importance for work engagement. Other work-related attitudes identified that seemed to be reliable predictors of work engagement were employee development, communication and innovation. In addition, the demographic variables of age and status pointed towards a correlation with work engagement, however the gender variable did not show significance.