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An exploratory analysis of the socialisation process and its impact on employee engagement levels in an Irish global pharmaceutical company

McGee, Ashleah (2015) An exploratory analysis of the socialisation process and its impact on employee engagement levels in an Irish global pharmaceutical company. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose: Employee engagement has implications for all areas of HRD practice: organization development, training and organizational learning, career development, performance management, and strategic change processes (Wollard & Shuck 2011 p. 439). The main purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between the socialisation process and employee engagement.

Design/Methodology/Approach: A survey method was used to collect the data. The study was conducted among 62 employees, from an Irish global pharmaceutical company. The researcher will use Gallup Q12 Survey, to assess employee's engagement levels in their workplace (Harter et al., 2012). The research will use the National Socialisation Survey to measure the employee’s experience of their socialisation process (Haueter et al., 2003).Cronbach alpha reliability of the questionnaires was 0.90 for Gallup Q12 Survey and 0.96 for the National Socialisation Survey.

Findings: Results showed a significant correlation between positive employee socialisation and high levels of employee engagement. There is a strong positive association between higher levels of socialisation and increased employee engagement levels. As expected, all three socialisation dimensions were positively related to employee engagement. Partial correlation analysis was performed in order to test the unique association of these socialization dimensions with employee engagement. Both the role (p < 0.04) and the company (p < 0.04) dimensions are uniquely correlated with employee engagement when controlling for other aspects of socialisation. There is a non-significant difference between office based and non-office based employee’s engagement and socialisation levels. There is a non-significant (U=418.5, p=0.64) difference between less than a year and over a year employee’s engagement and socialisation levels.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 11:12
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2021

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