Portions of this paper were presented at the 2009 annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA. Michael Baysinger is now at Kronos, Inc.
The Relative Importance of Employee Engagement, Other Job Attitudes, and Trait Affect as Predictors of Job Performance†
Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Special Issue: THEME: Organisational Psychology
Volume 42, Issue Supplement S1, pages E295–E325, December 2012
How to Cite
Dalal, R. S., Baysinger, M., Brummel, B. J. and LeBreton, J. M. (2012), The Relative Importance of Employee Engagement, Other Job Attitudes, and Trait Affect as Predictors of Job Performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42: E295–E325. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.01017.x
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012
We used univariate and multivariate relative weight analysis to assess the relative importance of a new job attitude (employee engagement), several longstanding job attitudes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, job involvement, perceived organizational support, and work centrality), and trait positive and negative affect as predictors of 3 important components of overall employee performance: task performance, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and counterproductive (or deviant) work behavior. The results indicate that the best predictors of overall employee performance were trait negative affect, employee engagement, and job satisfaction. Moreover, the results were unaffected by the removal of a few behavioral items (akin to OCB) from measures of employee engagement. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.