Developing And Validating the Measurement Model for Employee Engagement Construct Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Oh Zi Jian, Khoo Yin Yin, Marinah Awang
2020 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
The purpose of the study is to develop and validate the instruments designed to measure employee engagement construct. The pilot study used the structured survey randomly sampled 300 lecturers. The effectiveness of measuring items and the dimensionality of the construct determined by the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) procedure. At last, utilizing the recently developed instruments, the field study attained a random sample of 401 lecturers to survey employing the structured survey. The field
more » ... d survey. The field data were used via the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) procedure to validate the instruments. The EFA procedure identified three components that emerged from the items. The CFA procedure validated the uni-dimensionality, validity, and reliability of the instruments measuring employee engagement construct. The finding indicated that the employee engagement construct measurement model accomplished the requirement for construct validity and reliability and ought to be applied for research in the future. This study developed instruments specifically for assessing employee engagement among vocational lecturers in the North Zone of Malaysia. Future researchers could foster widen the instrument showed in this study by cross-surveying across the different Zone of Malaysia and compared with other related EE instruments.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v10-i8/7662 fatcat:2dw2wc7xzncuvoz7tzhhl7fif4