Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Humanities, and Management

Work Engagement: The Creation and Validation of a New Measure

Authors
Angus C.H. Kuok, Robert J. Taormina
Corresponding Author
Angus C.H. Kuok
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/asshm-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Work Engagement, Cognitive, Emotional, Physical, Burnout
Abstract

Ninety-four full-time employees were surveyed for their work engagement in Macau, China. A newly created work engagement measure with three dimensions, i.e., Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Work Engagement, was tested for its validity and reliability. Divergent validity was tested with burnout, and convergent validity was tested with another work engagement scale. Significant correlations in the expected directions supported the validity of the new scales. Concurrent validity was established by the “known-groups” method, in which the two groups’ mean scores were significantly different in the predicted directions. The new scales also had very good reliabilities, which ranged from .85 to .88.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Humanities, and Management
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-93-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/asshm-13.2013.25How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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