The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Determinants of Employee Engagement: A Study of Select Information Technology Firms

Article Details
Pub. Date : October, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB51021
Author Name : Vikas Gautam and Harsh Vardhan Kothari
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 22



The study investigates the role of organizational climate and self-efficacy as determinants of employee engagement amongst employees of select Information Technology firms. Primary data was collected from 105 employees working in different sectors in the National Capital Region, India. The Utrecht work engagement scale developed by Schaufeli et al. (2002), General self-efficacy (10 items scale) developed by Schwarzer and Jerusalem (1995) and Organizational climate questionnaire developed by Litwin and Stringer (1968) have been used to measure the constructs. The data was analyzed using Structural equation modeling. The analysis revealed a significant positive impact of organizational climate and selfefficacy on employee engagement. Both determinants explained 46% of the variance in employee engagement construct.


Why is it that some employees are very energetic and they find their work meaningful and challenging, whereas others feel exactly the opposite? What is it that makes some employees not feel enthusiastic about their work? And what is it that makes employees not feel proud of what they do? Are these the questions which necessitate an understanding of the determinants of employee engagement? What role does self-efficacy and organizational climate play in helping us find answers to these questions? Indeed, organizations face many challenges at the workplace. However, creating a highly motivated and engaged workforce in order to ensure a high level of performance and productivity is vital for organizational survival and the success of business. The employee engagement as a construct has attracted the attention of management professionals and academicians alike, and yet we do not find answers to a few of the above questions.