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.
The 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.
Confirmatory 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.
The study recommends further longitudinal studies in this area.
More 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.
This is a key study which analyses psychometric properties of UWES in Indian banking sector by considering all its versions.
Lathabhavan, R., Balasubramanian, S.A. and Natarajan, T. (2017), "A psychometric analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Indian banking sector", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 49 No. 6, pp. 296-302. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-04-2017-0031
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