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South African Journal of Education, v34 n3 Article 874 Aug 2014

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.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Work Attitudes, Need Gratification, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Work Environment, Likert Scales, Work Ethic, Statistical Analysis

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Autor: Silman, Fatos


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