Title: Work engagement in higher education in Egypt: the influence on academic work performance

Authors: Amir A. Shusha; Ahmed Abdelkader

Addresses: Business Administration Department, Faculty of Commerce, Damietta University, Egypt ' Management and Marketing Department, Faculty of Commerce, Damietta University, Egypt

Abstract: This study is among the few that attempts to explore the 'work engagement' phenomenon in the Egyptian higher education sector. The authors realise that engagement is a multi-faceted concept that is researched by scholars from different social research disciplines. The study's aim is to look at the subject of work engagement in order to identify some of its antecedents and consequences based on a literature overview and an empirical investigation. A survey of 275 academics in two Egyptian universities yielded results that support the study's hypotheses, demonstrating significant relationships between independent and dependant variables where work engagement constructs, namely, vigour, dedication, and absorption are found to predict in-role, and extra-role academic performance.

Keywords: work engagement; organisational performance; productivity; organisational behaviour; higher education; academic performance; Egypt; vigour; dedication; absorption; academics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2016.075535

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2016 Vol.17 No.2, pp.132 - 146

Received: 09 May 2014
Accepted: 26 Feb 2015

Published online: 16 Mar 2016 *

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