Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorHawkins, Peggy
dc.contributor.authorMessina, Rosalia
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T15:18:24Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T15:18:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/121483
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory case study examined the concept of employee engagement among health science faculty in order to develop an understanding of what organizational factors influence engagement within a private health science university. The researcher collected data via 20 interviews with full-time faculty members, formal and informal observations, and university documents. The researcher then coded and analyzed data using a bottomup approach and stored data in a case study database. Findings from the data indicated that faculty member engagement is affected by (a) the characteristics and demands of their job, (b) their relationships with their supervisor and the university’s leadership, (c) their ability to receive timely and transparent communication and provide input, (d) their ability to be motivated and encouraged to develop and advance, and (e) the technical, professional, and personal support they received from the organization. Five recommendations were outlined to help the university under study develop and implement meaningful strategies to improve faculty engagement. These recommendations focused on (a) balancing faculty workloads and aligning their work with their training and skills, (b) creating systems to develop, advance, reward, and recognize faculty, (c) enhancing communication and collaboration, (d) fostering supportive leaders, and (e) cultivating a supportive culture. The study provided evidence that the organizational factors that influence engagement within a university are highly contextual and are dependent on cultural, structural, and operational elements within the institution. Leaders from other health science institutions could use these findings as a foundation to make organizational changes to enhance the engagement of their faculty.|Keywords: engagement, burnout, health science faculty, organizational factorsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleExploration of Organizational Factors in Facilitating engagement among health science facultyen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderRosalia Messinaen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorMessina, Rosalia
dc.degree.levelEdD (Doctor of Education)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.nameEd.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeRebecca, Shively


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record