New paper on work engagement, employee growth climate and learning

The current study investigates the moderating effect of employee growth climate on the relationship between work engagement and job outcomes among 607 plantation workers in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Three individual-level job outcomes are investigated, namely, intra-role behavior, employee learning, and innovative work behavior. Work engagement and employee growth climate were positively related to the three types of job outcomes, as expected. Furthermore, the relationship between work engagement-intra-role behavior and work engagement-innovative work behavior was moderated by employee growth climate. However, no moderating effect of employee growth climate was observed for the relationship between work engagement-employee learning. Thus, organizations may create programs to foster employee growth climate to stimulate their employees’ intra-role and innovative work behaviors (download full paper).