Work-related basic need satisfaction as a predictor of work engagement among academic staff in Turkey

  • F Silman
Keywords: academic staff, basic need satisfaction, work engagement

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between work-related basic need satisfaction and work engagement. Data were obtained from a total of 203 academics who are employed in various universities of Turkey. In this research Work-Related Basic Need Satisfaction Scale and The Turkish Form of Utrecht Work Engagement Scale were utilized. The data were analysed through multiple regression and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient analysis methods. The findings revealed that the sub-dimensions of work-related basic need satisfaction significantly predicted work engagement. Upper management should improve work conditions of their personnel, which are  related with competency, autonomy, and relatedness needs of academics. This way, academic staff will have better efficiency in terms of work engagement, which will also result in higher work adaptation and participation.

Keywords: academic staff, basic need satisfaction, work engagement

Published
2014-09-09
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2076-3433
print ISSN: 0256-0100