Work Engagement in India: Psychometric Evaluation of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale
Journal Title: MANTHAN: Journal of Commerce and Management - Year 2017, Vol 4, Issue 2
This paper aims to analyse the psychometric properties of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) as developed by Schaufeli et al. (2002) in an India sample. It analyses two models of work engagement i.e. one-factor model, where work engagement is considered as a single construct and three-factor model, which considers three aspects of engagement (vigour, dedication and absorption) of both 17-item UWES and shortened version 9-item UWES. Psychometric properties including factor validity and internal consistency were assessed by an empirical study of 100 employees working in information technology companies in India. The results of confirmatory factor analysis reveal that for India, 9-item UWES and single construct work engagement scale is better than the three factor model. The study further revealed that internal consistency of complete scale was found to be consistent than the three sub-scales for both 9-item UWES and original 17-item UWES. The present study provides an insight as to which measure of UWES works better in context to India.
Authors and Affiliations
Urvashi Sharma, Bhawna Rajput
India’s growth performance has been diverse yet fascinating over a period of time. While agriculture and manufacturing were the dominant sectors during the pre-industrialisation and industrialisation period respectively,...
Cause Related Marketing and Customer Value: The Role of Service Quality and Perceived Risk as Mediators
The present research paper is an attempt to understand the role of mediating variables in the relationship of cause related marketing and customer Value. Based on the literature review, the role of service quality and pe...
An Examination into the Link between Financial Inclusion, Financial Literacy and Investment Patterns
A sound financial system is considered as the backbone of an economy. This holds true especially in a country like India where still a majority of the population is unbanked or “financially excluded”. Research worldwide...
Implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) across the States of India: An Overview
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 was introduced in India to create employment opportunities for the rural people. As per the provisions of the said Act, the State Government shal...
The last two decades have witnessed intense competition among countries, particularly developing economies, to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). This is because FDI fills the gap between desired investment and dom...
How To Cite
Urvashi Sharma, Bhawna Rajput (2017). Work Engagement in India: Psychometric Evaluation of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. MANTHAN: Journal of Commerce and Management, 4(2), 54-64. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-623950