The role of needs-supplies fit and job satisfaction in predicting employee engagement

Ameer A. Basit, Rasidah Arshad

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Abstract

Employee engagement has become a key concern for organizations as it provides value for sustainable competitive advantage. Fully engaged workforce is not only important in helping organizations flourish in good times but also relevant in helping organizations persevere during tough times. However, the main challenge for employers is to motivate and keep their employee engaged. Recent organizational behaviour studies emphasize the importance of environmental influences in understanding employee attitudes and behaviours. Consistent with this development, the present study seeks to examine the role of needs-supplies fit and job satisfaction in predicting employee engagement. Drawing from the self-in-role view and social exchange theory, it was hypothesized that needs-supplies fit predicts employee engagement, and the relationship between the two constructs is mediated by job satisfaction. Using a self-administered survey, data were obtained from 161 employees of a large public university in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume47
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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Employee engagement
Job satisfaction
Employees
Employee attitudes
Workforce
Social exchange theory
Employee behaviour
Sustainable competitive advantage
Organizational behaviour
Survey data
Public universities
Malaysia
Employers

Keywords

  • Employee engagement
  • Job satisfaction
  • Malaysia
  • Needs-supplies fit
  • Person-job fit
  • Self-inrole view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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The role of needs-supplies fit and job satisfaction in predicting employee engagement. / Basit, Ameer A.; Arshad, Rasidah.

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