Title: The comparative analysis of employee engagement measures: a theoretical perspective

Authors: Neha Gupta; Vandna Sharma

Addresses: Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India ' Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, A-7, Sector 1, Noida 201301, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: Employee engagement has been a popular and prevalent idea among business professionals, where as in the scholastic writing; it remains a topic of debate. This study lay out to understand the contending measures of employee engagement keeping in mind the end goal to give a more profound comprehension of its theoretical framework, measures and their dimensions. The current paper tries to analyse the academic path of engagement and investigates the overlapping of different dimensions of the engagement scales and identification of uniqueness of each scale to come across the 'one definition and one measurement approach' for engagement construct. An integrative review and relational analysis was performed throughout the wide spread database in scholarly field. The findings of the study state that despite of the overlapping between the measurements of employee engagement, there are some vital contrasts between these scales. The research contributes to existing body of knowledge in the area of engagement by investigating the multiple conceptualisations and estimations of employee engagement which provide better comprehension of the construct. Implications are taken into the consideration for further enquiry into the engagement procedure. Overall the study opens a new door in the engagement research by considering all models of measurement under one roof.

Keywords: employee engagement; engagement; engagement scale; engagement measurement; conceptualisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2018.088382

International Journal of Management Practice, 2018 Vol.11 No.1, pp.42 - 68

Received: 12 Jul 2016
Accepted: 11 May 2017

Published online: 25 Oct 2017 *

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