Examining the Role of Job Resources on Work Engagement in the Academic Setting

  •  Adel A. Y. Alzyoud    
  •  Siti Z. Othman    
  •  Mohd F. Mohd Isa    


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between job resources, namely autonomy, social support andperformance feedback and work engagement. Data were gathered through questionnaire from a sample ofacademicians (n = 532) who worked in four public universities (Mu’tah University, The University of Jordan,The Hashemite University and Yarmouk University) located in the southern, middle and northern region ofJordan. Results indicate that autonomy, social support and performance feedback were a significant factor ininfluencing academicians work engagement. These findings generally supported past findings, which suggestedthat employees are more likely to engage with their work if they are given the autonomy, social support andperformance feedback. The findings were discussed and implications were also put forward.

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