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A psychometric analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Indian banking sector

A psychometric analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Indian banking sector The purpose of this paper is to study the psychometric properties of different versions of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) in the Indian context in terms of factorial validity, scale reliability, descriptive statistics and construct validity.Design/methodology/approachThe data collected through a cross-sectional survey among 467 women employees from banking sector in India and structural equation modeling has been performed for the analysis.FindingsConfirmatory factor analysis revealed a better fit for the three-factor model of UWES-9 than the other versions. Work engagement is positively related to in-role performance and negatively related to turnover intention.Research limitations/implicationsThe study recommends further longitudinal studies in this area.Practical implicationsMore studies and practical investigations can be conducted in organizations, academics and societies since the current study explored the appropriate version of UWES in the Indian context.Originality/valueThis is a key study which analyses psychometric properties of UWES in Indian banking sector by considering all its versions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

A psychometric analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Indian banking sector

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/ict-04-2017-0031
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to study the psychometric properties of different versions of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) in the Indian context in terms of factorial validity, scale reliability, descriptive statistics and construct validity.Design/methodology/approachThe data collected through a cross-sectional survey among 467 women employees from banking sector in India and structural equation modeling has been performed for the analysis.FindingsConfirmatory factor analysis revealed a better fit for the three-factor model of UWES-9 than the other versions. Work engagement is positively related to in-role performance and negatively related to turnover intention.Research limitations/implicationsThe study recommends further longitudinal studies in this area.Practical implicationsMore studies and practical investigations can be conducted in organizations, academics and societies since the current study explored the appropriate version of UWES in the Indian context.Originality/valueThis is a key study which analyses psychometric properties of UWES in Indian banking sector by considering all its versions.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 15, 2017

Keywords: Work engagement; Validity; Reliability; UWES; Psychometric analysis

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