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Title: Employee Disengagement: The Impact of Role Discrepancy, Professional Identity and Organizational Justice
Authors: Law, Margaret
Supervisor(s): Devine, Kay (Faculty of Business, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Moore, Sharon (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Curry, Ann (University of Alberta)
Stevenson, Siobhan (University of Toronto)
Degree: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Department: Centre for Distance Education
Keywords: Employee engagement
Organizational justice
Professional Identity
Role discrepancy
Issue Date: 21-Apr-2015
Abstract: Purpose: Employee engagement has become a popular topic of discussion in both the practitioner and the research literature, yet there is a paucity of empirical investigation. This paper explores the relationship between employee engagement, role discrepancy, professional identification and organizational justice. Methodology: A national survey of Canadian librarians was conducted, exploring the relationships among the variables. Findings: The study findings suggest that perceptions of organizational justice, professional identity and age interact to correlate with employee engagement. Research limitations: The research was cross-sectional so any inferences regarding causality are limited. All responses are from self-report, leading to the possibility of bias. The study was conducted with one professional group so the level of generalizability is unclear. Practical implications: Suggestions for organizations to improve employee engagement include: a greater emphasis on organizational justice, and options that would increase the level of professional identity. Contribution: This study adds to the literature about both workplace and personal variables that correlate with employee engagement, and to the literature about the working environment of Canadian librarians.
Graduation Date:  -1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/124
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