Task Characteristics and Work Engagement: Exploring Effects of Role Ambiguity and ICT Presenteeism
AbstractIn order to secure organizational sustainability in a rapidly changing environment, it is necessary to implement a decentralized and flexible work environment. In such work environments, normally individuals are provided with autonomy and independence in performing tasks, thus allowing them to further engage in their given work. This study investigated task antecedents of work engagement, and further explored the process of how task characteristics affect work engagement. It focused on examining the mediating effect of role ambiguity on the task characteristics-work engagement relationship and the moderating effect of information and communication technology (ICT) presenteeism on the task characteristics–role ambiguity relationship through multiple regression analyses and a bootstrapping procedure on survey data collected from 202 South Korean employees. It found that task interdependence and autonomy were negatively associated with role ambiguity. Of the two task characteristics, only task interdependence had a negative relationship with role ambiguity, and this relationship was significantly moderated by ICT presenteeism such that the negative association between task interdependence and role ambiguity was more pronounced when ICT presenteeism was high than when it was low. View Full-Text
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Lee, S.-H.; Shin, Y.; Baek, S.I. Task Characteristics and Work Engagement: Exploring Effects of Role Ambiguity and ICT Presenteeism. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1855.
Lee S-H, Shin Y, Baek SI. Task Characteristics and Work Engagement: Exploring Effects of Role Ambiguity and ICT Presenteeism. Sustainability. 2017; 9(10):1855.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Sang-Hoon; Shin, Yuhyung; Baek, Seung I. 2017. "Task Characteristics and Work Engagement: Exploring Effects of Role Ambiguity and ICT Presenteeism." Sustainability 9, no. 10: 1855.
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