An Investigation of the Relationship between Work Engagement and Proficiency

Document Type : Research Article


1 MSc. Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran


This study used proficiency as an effective personal resource on work engagement according to the job demand-resource model of Bakker and Demerouti (2008). This was a descriptive and cross-sectional survey. The sample includes 395 employees from four public organizations selected randomly. Descriptive statistic was used to examine the demographic variables and Inferential statistical such as independent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA and standard regression was used for hypothesis testing and answering to the research question. The result of Pearson correlation showed a significant association between work engagement and proficiency. Following, to determine how much of the variance of work engagement score could be predicted by proficiency dimensions, standard regression was performed. The results showed that 49.4% of the variance of work engagement was predicted independently by organization member proficiency while team member proficiency and individual task proficiency could not predict work engagement.


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