Work Engagement: Antecedents and Effects on Student Employee Academic Engagement

Moore, Chase V. (2017) Work Engagement: Antecedents and Effects on Student Employee Academic Engagement. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Tony Ammeter from Management and MIS, The University of Mississippi.

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Drawing on the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model, this study explores the effect of the resources student employees receive from management and from the nature of their work on their engagement at work and their engagement in academic pursuits. Student workers make up a significant pool of workers in our institutions of higher education and supporting academic achievement of student workers is consistent with our institutions’ missions. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to examine the antecedents (supervisory support, supervisory feedback, person-organization fit, and person-job fit) that affect levels of work engagement of students employed in educationally-situated work environments, and the impact this work engagement has on academic engagement. Further, the model examines the moderating role of perceived autonomy on the impact of supervisory support and feedback. Ninety-seven student workers within eleven departments of the Division of Student Affairs at a large public university participated in the study. Analyses found support for the relationship between both person-organization fit and person-job fit and work engagement. The analyses further found support for the relationship between person-organization fit and academic engagement, with work engagement being a moderator of this relationship. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Moore, Chase V.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.B.A. in Management
Thesis Advisor: Tony Ammeter
Thesis Advisor's Department: Management and MIS
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Chase Moore
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 19:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 19:53

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