The Conceptualization of Employee Engagement and Its Distinction from Related Constructs

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management, Economics and Humanities (ICMEH), pp. 124-133. Barcelona, Spain. (2018)

10 Pages Posted: 28 May 2019

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Dimitra Kokkina

Hellenic Open University - School of Social Sciences

Anastasios Magoutas

Hellenic Open University

Panos Chountalas

University of Piraeus; Hellenic Open University

Date Written: December 9, 2018

Abstract

Employee engagement has become a very popular and powerful concept receiving attention in both the academic literature and business industry. However, this concept still remains inconsistently conceptualized and often seems to overlap with other well-researched and established concepts. With the above considerations in mind, the present study critically examines the existing literature regarding the conceptualization of employee engagement and its distinction from other related psychological constructs such as job satisfaction, job involvement, organizational citizenship behavior, and organizational commitment. The findings in this study suggest that it is meaningful to refer to employee engagement as a distinct construct.

Suggested Citation

Kokkina, Dimitra and Magoutas, Anastasios and Chountalas, Panos, The Conceptualization of Employee Engagement and Its Distinction from Related Constructs (December 9, 2018). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management, Economics and Humanities (ICMEH), pp. 124-133. Barcelona, Spain. (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380743

Dimitra Kokkina

Hellenic Open University - School of Social Sciences ( email )

Aristotelous 18
Patra, 26334
Greece

Anastasios Magoutas

Hellenic Open University ( email )

Parodos Aristotelous 18
Patra, 26335
Greece

Panos Chountalas (Contact Author)

University of Piraeus ( email )

Piraeus
Greece

Hellenic Open University ( email )

Parodos Aristotelous 18
Patra, 26335
Greece

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