Researchers have found that several positive outcomes exist when employees are in a state of engagement. Studies also show that supervisor engagement positively affects employee engagement. This study was conducted to examine how the positive affect of employee engagement as a result of supervisor engagement affects the organization outcomes of task performance and organization citizenship behavior. The researcher proposed a model of these relationships for the study.
The quantitative, cross-sectional study involved a survey to collect the 313 responses used for data analysis. Structural Equation Modeling was used to test the hypotheses. All hypotheses were supported, indicating support for the model. Findings from the study indicate the importance of supervisors engaging with their direct reports in organizations. Several implications for theory, research, and practice exist based upon the findings of the study. Future research opportunities also exist.
Date of publication
Ann Gilley, Jerry Gilley, Tammy Cowart, Paul Roberts
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development
Thomas, Romell, "SUPERVISOR’S ENGAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OUTCOMES: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ON TASK PERFORMANCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR" (2016). Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations. Paper 11.