A dimensional analysis of psychological empowerment on engagement

  • Joo (Brian) Baek-Kyoo, Gil Bozer, Kathryn J. Ready
  • Journal of Organizational Effectiveness People and Performance, September 2019, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/joepp-09-2018-0069

What is it about?

Developing a highly engaged workforce is likely to result in significant competitive advantages in an increasingly competitive product and labor market. Today, organizations need to be more agile by developing a learning culture that both creates and transfers new knowledge. Building the cultural aspects of an organization requires a combination of multiple factors, including learning processes, supportive systematic factors, and leadership. Interestingly, the cultural disposition that is required by a learning organization parallels those cultural conditions thought to be antecedents to empowerment and engagement. However, little is known about the relationships among these variables of interest – namely, learning organization culture (LOC), PsyEmp, and employee engagement – and their dynamics in relation to an overall organizational system. The present study examined the impacts of LOC and LGO on employee engagement, and the mediating effect of PsyEmp on the identified relationships. It provides a theoretical contribution to the fields of management and organizational psychology by linking emerging research on employee engagement with research on learning organizations, personality, and empowerment.

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