Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
employee engagement; work performance; asset management
The construct of employee engagement and its relationship to desirable organizational outcomes has received a great deal of attention within Human Resource Development (HRD) literature. However, little research has examined the influence of employee engagement on work performance in the active asset management industry, and no academic study has explored employee engagement in the active asset management industry using the lens of HRD. This study examined the relationship between employee engagement and work performance, and the moderating effect of age, gender, and job function on the relationship between employee engagement and work performance, for individuals employed within active asset management. The study provides supporting academic evidence for each of the key variables as well as well as justification for considering these variables within the active asset management industry. A population sample of 109 individuals were surveyed. Using correlation and moderation analysis the study showed that employee engagement and work performance are positively associated with each other. Additionally, findings indicated that age, gender, and job function, do not moderate the relationship between employee engagement and work performance. Implications for HRD theory and research, along with recommendations for strategic leaders within the active asset management industry are reviewed.
Brenner, Elizabeth Aubrey, "The relationship between employee engagement and work performance for individuals working in active asset management: examining the moderate effect of age, gender, and job function." (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3330.