Sexual Minority and Employee Engagement: Implications for Job Satisfaction

Authors

  • Myung H. Jin Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jaehee Park Sungkyunkwan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.2.1.3-14

Keywords:

Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination

Abstract

Despite the increasing attention given to the construct of work engagement in the workplace, it remains under-researched in the academic literature. Using Kahn’s conceptual foundation of work engagement, this study examines whether high levels of work engagement lead to equally satisfying work experiences for members of the workforce regardless of their sexual orientation. Using the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), authors find that while active engagement at work had positive influence on employee job satisfaction regardless of one’s sexual orientation, high level of engagement at work among LGBT employees was less strongly associated with job satisfaction than it was for those non-LGBT employees. Implications are discussed.

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Published

2016-04-11

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Research Articles