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Predictors of Work Engagement Among University Teachers: The Role of Personality and Perceived Organisational Support.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating whether perceived organisational support or HEXACO personality traits: honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness; was a better predictor of work engagement among university teachers. A sample size of 157 university teachers was conveniently drawn both online and in person. The HEXACO-PI, Survey of Perceived Organisational Support (SPOS) and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) were used to measure personality, perceived organisational support and work engagement respectively. Multiple Regression Analysis was used to examine the data. The study revealed that Extraversion, Conscientiousness and Perceived Organisational Support were significant predictors of work engagement. The similarities in beta values suggest that both personality traits and perceived organisational support were crucial to work engagement. Limitations, as well as suggestions for future research, are discussed.

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2019. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
work engagement, personality, HEXACO, perceived organisational support, university teachers
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Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84767DiVA, id: diva2:1321623
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Psychology
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Psychology, work and organizational psychology, Master Programme, 120 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-12 Created: 2019-06-09 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved

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