Nathan Bowling (Committee Member), Jean Edwards (Committee Chair), David Lahuis (Committee Member), Scott Watamanuik (Committee Member)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Recent developments in organizational attitude research have focused on the concept of engagement. Despite the growing literature on engagement there is little agreement on the conceptualization of engagement. The current study sought to conceptualize and measure work engagement using Item Response Theory. The Wright Work Engagement Scale was created using two samples, a student sample for exploratory analyses and a working sample for item analyses. Results indicate engagement is a unidimensional construct. The 12 item Work Engagement Scale was created and demonstrated sufficient convergent and discriminant validity.
Department or Program
Department of Psychology
Year Degree Awarded
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