Title: Personality traits and work engagement: does team member exchange make a difference?

Authors: Khalifa I. Al Hosani; Hossam M. Abu Elanain; Mian M. Ajmal

Addresses: Abu Dhabi University, P.O. Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE ' Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 59911, UAE ' Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 59911, UAE

Abstract: This study examines the impact of personality traits and team member exchange on work engagement. The significance of this study is to increase the level of understanding of employee work engagement. Moreover, the study contributes to the existing literatures by providing a conceptual framework that demonstrates the mediating role of TMX between personality traits and work engagement. Besides, this area of study is yet to be explored in sufficient depth in the context of UAE since researcher tend to overlook the role that TMX plays in shaping the impact of personality traits and work engagement. Finally, team member exchange was found to have a mediating effect on personality traits and work engagement. Implication of the study and further researches are discussed.

Keywords: personality traits; team member exchange; TMX; work engagement; work place learning; United Arab Emirates; UAE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2018.094697

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2018 Vol.24 No.3, pp.239 - 261

Received: 19 Jan 2017
Accepted: 07 May 2017

Published online: 03 Aug 2018 *

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