The relationship of work engagement with job experience, marital status and having children among flexible workers after the Covid-19 pandemic


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ÇEMBERCİ M., Civelek M. E., Ertemel A. V., CÖMERT P. N.

PLoS ONE, vol.17, no.11 November, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 11 November
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276784
  • Journal Name: PLoS ONE
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  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022 Çemberci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about serious consequences in business world practices. Among these, flexible working policies have increased to a great extent. This has resulted in serious problems in the work-life balance. In this context, conditions such as having children and marital status have been important factors that can affect work engagement among flexible workers in the post pandemic era. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship of marital status, job experience and having children with work engagement among white-collar workers who work in flexible hours. Data is collected through surveys from 199 flexible working employees. ANOVA and T-tests were employed to analyze the data. The results indicate that only one of the sub-dimensions of work engagement–namely absorption- changes according to their marital status, and yet, the work engagement is not related to having children. In addition, it is seen that there is a significant relationship between job experience and work engagement.