In this study, the author investigated the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and employee engagement (EE) in a not for profit early intervention organization located in the northeastern part of the United States. The 17-item version of the Utrecht Work Engagement scale designed by Schaufeli et al., (2002) was used to measure the theory of engagement and its predicted antecedent, perceived organizational support (POS). The latter was measured by the 8-item short version of the survey, perceived organizational support constructed by Rhoades et al., (2001). Further, the study looked at the following demographic characteristics: gender, job title, length of years with the organization, age, education and ethnicity. The number of respondents who completed the survey was 65 (N=65). The statistical results showed that approximately 38% of the variation in the dependent variable (EE) can be explained by the variation of the independent variable (POS). The implication of the study revealed that when employees are perceived to be supported by the organization, the level of engagement increases.
|Advisor:||Henry, Claire, Underwood, Anita|
|Commitee:||Becker, Gerald, Henry, Claire, Murphy, Elena, Underwood, Anita|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Business administration, Management, Organizational behavior|
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