An Examination of the Consequences of Employee Engagement in the Iranian Gas Refining Industry through an Ethnographic Approach

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student, Mirdamad Campus, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Master’s holder in Industrial Management and Head of the Supplying, Planning and Human Resources Planning of Parsian Gas Refining Company, Mohr, Iran


This study was carried out with the aim of explaining the employee engagement and  its consequences for the Iranian gas refining industry.. The study is an ethnographic endeavor situated within a mixed method research design (qualitative and quantitative). The data obtained through interviews with 16 managers and employees of Parsian Gas Refining Company and the researchers’ own observations in the field of research has been analyzed through thematic analysis. Based on the exploratory analysis of the research data in the qualitative section, the employee engagement was divided into organizational and occupational engagements, and the implications of employee engagement were divided into individual outcomes and organizational consequences. In order to test the fitness of the model, the quantitative part of the study was conducted, in which a researcher-made questionnaire was prepared based on the model developed in the qualitative section. After confirming the validity and reliability of the questionnaire, it was distributed among a sample of 120 managers and experts of Parsian Gas Refining Company who had been selected using stratified random sampling. After collecting the data, the developed model was tested for fitness through structural equation modeling in SMART PLS3 software. The results showed the suitability of the proposed model.


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