Title

Defining employee engagement for productive research and practice

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2008

Abstract

Both the applied and the academic literatures on employee engagement are unfortunately in a state of disarray. In two important areas of their otherwise admirable attempt to demarcate the construct space of employee engagement, Macey and Schneider (2008) may inadvertently have contributed to the muddle. The first is the manner in which Macey and Schneider conceptualize the psychological state of engagement, and the second is their use of term engagement as a rubric that encapsulates not only cognitive-affective but also dispositional and behavioral constructs. Clarifying these points will allow for a better definition of employee engagement. This in turn will provide a firmer basis for future research and practice in the area.

Discipline

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

52

Last Page

55

ISSN

1754-9426

Identifier

10.1111/j.1754-9434.2007.00008.x

Publisher

Wiley: 12 months / Cambridge University Press (CUP): HSS Journals

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1111/j.1754-9434.2007.00008.x

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