Job Crafting, Psychological Capital and Work Engagement: An Empirical Evidence of a Sustainable High-Performance GLC

  • Norashikin Hussein Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
  • Nur Suhaila Amiruddin Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam

Abstract

Malaysian government linked companies (GLCs) are expected to not only sustain their performance but also to contribute more on the long term business and societal value. Thus, in moving towards this direction, organization needs employees that are energetic and have strong positive connection to their job. The aims of this study are to determine job and individual related factors that influence an individual work engagement. Specifically, this study aims at determining the (1) relationship between job crafting and work engagement; (2) relationship between psychological capital and work engagement. Data were collected from 201 executives level  employees of a high performance GLC in Malaysia. The findings revealed that employees need to have self efficacy and optimism  in order to be engaged in their work. Additionally, social job resources such as feedback and support is also found to be crucial to create high work engagement workforce. This study is significant to the top management, human  resource practitioners, managers and supervisors in understanding job and individual factors that would lead to work engagement. This input is also beneficial in designing jobs and creating programs that would lead to high work engagement among employees

Published
2020-05-31
How to Cite
HUSSEIN, Norashikin; AMIRUDDIN, Nur Suhaila. Job Crafting, Psychological Capital and Work Engagement: An Empirical Evidence of a Sustainable High-Performance GLC. Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 60-72, may 2020. ISSN 2289-2559. Available at: <http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/JEEIR/article/view/8724>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/jeeir.v8i2.8724.