Article

Employee engagement at a higher education institution in South Africa: Individual, team and organisational levels

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 29, issue 2, 2019 , pages: 121–125
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2019.1603342
Author(s): Tinashe NdoroManagement Department, South Africa, Nico MartinsDepartment of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, South Africa

Abstract

We examined the levels of employee engagement among staff members at a higher education institution in South Africa at the individual, team, and organisational levels. The participants (N = 202) completed a validated measure of employee engagement (females = 62.4%; academic staff = 28.2%). Data analysis indicated that the highest level of employee engagement was at the team level. The lowest level of employee engagement was at the individual level. Findings suggest a need for interventions to increase employee engagement at the individual level, in order to allow for the comprehensive implementation of mission aligned strategies at higher education institutions.

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