The Effect Of Employee Engagement On Job Performance: The Case Of Ethiopian Private Banks

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Addis Ababa University


The main objective of this paper is to examine the effect of Employee Engagement on Job Performance: The case of Ethiopian Private Banks. This study depends on data gathered from managers/supervisors, Professionals and Clerical employees of Head Office of the Ethiopian Private Banks. The study used quantitative research approach and Explanatory research design. The data used in the study was primary data collected through questionnaires adopted from prior literatures. The scope of the research was delimited to Head Office of the 16 private banks geographical and conceptually the three dimensions of employee engagement: vigor, dedication and absorption were used. The Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) was used to measure engagement level. Job Performance was measured through three dimensions: trait emotional intelligence, in-role performance and extra-role performance adopted from literatures. Information gathered from respondents using five points likert scale was analyzed using inferential and descriptive statistics. The findings of the study demonstrated that there was a positive effect of employee engagement on job performance. The result of the present study proposes the significance of employee engagement for the success of organizational performance through different contributions engaged employees deliver to their organizations



Employee Engagement, Dedication