Int. J. of Work Organisation and Emotion   »   2018 Vol.9, No.1

 

 

Title: Student engagement in Indian context: UWES-S validation and relationship with burnout and life satisfaction

 

Authors: Ashish Rastogi; Surya Prakash Pati; Pankaj Kumar; Jitendra Kumar Dixit; Sudeepta Pradhan

 

Addresses:
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK Campus P.O., Kozhikode, Kerala 673570, India
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK Campus P.O., Kozhikode, Kerala 673570, India
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar, IIM Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226013, India
GLA University, 17 km Stone, NH-2, Mathura-Delhi Road P.O. Chaumuhan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281406, India
IFHE University, Room No. E -106, Survey No. 156/157, Dontanpally Village, Shankerpally, Hyderabad, Telengana 501203, India

 

Abstract: The student version of Utrecht work engagement scale (UWES-S) is increasingly being employed to assess student engagement without sufficient evidence for its validity, reliability and generalisability. This research seeks to investigate the psychometric properties of UWES-S in the Indian context. Two studies are reported. Study 1 (N = 207) investigates the 14-item UWES-S for factorial and convergent validity, and internal consistency. Study 2 (N = 279) revalidates findings from study 1 and examines relationships with burnout and life satisfaction. The three-factor morphology of UWES-S stands validated across both the studies. Evidence for convergent validity and internal consistency has been provided. The research also proposes a nine-item version of UWES-S based on psychometric properties and item analysis. Further, student engagement is found to be negatively associated with student burnout and positively related to student life satisfaction. This research has a few limitations. Data for analysis has been obtained only from management students. Further, predictive validity has been tested with burnout and life satisfaction only.

 

Keywords: short scale; student engagement; UWES (student version); Indian context; scale validation.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2018.10012436

 

Int. J. of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2018 Vol.9, No.1, pp.89 - 106

 

Submission date: 29 Mar 2017
Date of acceptance: 27 Aug 2017
Available online: 17 Apr 2018

 

 

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