Title: Employee happiness, engagement and organisational commitment: a literature review

Authors: Arijit Choudhury; Anirban Dutta; Sonit Dutta

Addresses: Department of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Jirania, Agartala, Tripura, India ' Department of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Jirania, Agartala, Tripura, India ' Department of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Agartala, Jirania, Agartala, Tripura, India

Abstract: In contemporary business scenario, employee happiness and engagement have become the highlighted area of interest. These constructs taken together have the ability to makes an impact in the organisational commitment leading to enhanced performance of the employees which in turn leads to organisational success. The present paper attempts to compile the literatures related to employee happiness, engagement and commitment. It also aims to identify relevant factors affecting these constructs, and tries to establish a linkage among them. All the works of literature are organised and categorised into three different groups namely employee happiness, engagement and organisational commitment and have been portrayed in a tabular format. A theoretical model based on these literatures has been developed to consolidate the linkage between employee happiness, engagement and organisational commitment. The model depicts that there is an important relationship between happiness, engagement and commitment. Finally, it can be concluded that employee happiness and engagement can predict organisational commitment in employees.

Keywords: employee happiness; engagement; organisational commitment; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2021.114431

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.2/3, pp.222 - 243

Received: 29 Jun 2019
Accepted: 13 Jan 2020

Published online: 15 Apr 2021 *

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