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Doctor of Business Administration


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First Advisor's Name

Manjul Gupta

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Second Advisor's Name

Mark Thibodeau

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Third Advisor's Name

Frederick Perry

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Fourth Advisor's Name

Mido Chang

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committee member


Job Resources, Intrinsic Motivation, Prosocial Motivation, Self-Determination, Job Involvement

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As employees and organizations continually strive to do more with less, the employer must remain an active partner in understanding the nature of their employee’s job involvement for its competitive advantage. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the influence of several work characteristics and motivational forces on job involvement. The study used a quantitative methodology. The sample of the current study was composed of 214 subjects. The reliability and factor structure of the scales used were evaluated and validated. The main results showed that intrinsic and prosocial motivations significantly influenced individual job involvement. Moreover, the results show no statistically significant relationship between the selected job resources on job involvement. Overall, following observations and scholarly echoes to continue identifying causes and consequences of job involvement, this study contributes to the extant literature by supporting that a job-involved individual will differ from others in finding their jobs more intrinsically and prosocially motivated.





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