The historical evolution of employee engagement and self-efficacy constructs: an empirical examination in a non-western country

The historical evolution of employee engagement and self-efficacy constructs: an empirical examination in a non-western country
Document type
Article
Author(s)
Dagher, Grace; Chapa, Olga; Junaid, Nora
Publisher
Emerald
Date of publication
1 January 2015
Series
Journal of Management History. Vol. 21; Number 2
Subject(s)
Business & management history: including the development of management thought
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The aim of this paper is to highlight the historical roots of employee engagement and empirically examine the influence of self-efficacy on the three dimensions of employee engagement (vigour, dedication and absorption). The authors surveyed a sample of 426 male and female respondents in the service industry from Lebanon  using a multi-scale measure consisting of 25 items. They employed regression analysis  to test the data for the hypothesised relationships between the variables. The authors conclude that although the term employee engagement was not used in scientific management or in the human relations movement, their characteristics were incorporated in these early schools. 

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