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.2018.091340

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

Available online: 17 Apr 2018

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