RESEARCH ARTICLE


Meaningfulness of Work and Employee Engagement: The Role of Affective Commitment



Prabhjot Kaur1, Amit Mittal2, *
1 UIAMS, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
2 Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India; E-mail: amit.mittal@chitkara.edu.in


Abstract

Background:

Meaningfulness of work leads to positive job-related consequences, such as engaged, satisfied, productive, trustworthy, and devoted employees.

Purpose:

The main purpose of this research was to study the relationship between meaningfulness of work, employee engagement, and affective commitment. Further, this study is also examined the mediating influence of affective commitment on the relationship between meaningfulness of work and employee engagement.

Methods:

Researchers used a quantitative approach to collect data for the research by utilizing a cross-sectional survey design. The study included standardized scales and was conducted on 319 employees working in the service sector of Punjab and Chandigarh, India.

Results:

The findings of the given study confirmed a positive relationship between meaningfulness of work, employee engagement, and affective commitment.

Conclusion:

Moreover, affective commitment acts as a mediator on the relationship between the meaningfulness of work and employee engagement.

Keywords: Meaningfulness of work, Employee engagement, Affective commitment, Self-determination theory, Mediator, Quantitative approach.