ERIC Number: EJ968431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Work Personality, Work Engagement, and Academic Effort in a Group of College Students
Strauser, David R.; O'Sullivan, Deirdre; Wong, Alex W. K.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v49 n2 p50-61 Jun 2012
The authors investigated the relationship between the variables of work engagement, developmental work personality, and academic effort in a sample of college students. This study provides evidence for the hypothesized positive relationship between academic effort, engagement, and work personality. When gender was controlled, the Work Tasks subscale of the Developmental Work Personality Scale (Strauser & Keim, 2002) made the largest contribution to predicting academic effort. Engagement also made a significant contribution to the model. For men, work personality seems to be more relevant concerning academic effort, whereas for women, engagement may be more important. A discussion of the constructs of work engagement and developmental work personality is included.
Descriptors: College Students, Work Attitudes, Personality, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Individual Development, Gender Differences, Personality Measures, Education Work Relationship, Correlation, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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