This paper assesses the role of work engagement in the relationships between affective commitment, job satisfaction and two employee outcomes - supervisor-rated job performance and self-reported intention to quit - using a cross-lagged research design. Our evidence supports the discriminant validity of work engagement, job satisfaction and affective commitment, and explores the temporal relationships between these constructs. Our findings suggest that work engagement mediates the relationships from affective commitment to job performance and intention to quit. Work engagement also mediates the relationship from job satisfaction to job performance, and partially mediates the relationship from job satisfaction to intention to quit.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Human Resource Management
|Early online date
|7 Feb 2013
|Published - 2013