The Influence of Job Demand, Respect, and Rapport on Work Engagement of Employees in the Foodservice Sector

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Abstract


Many foodservice operators in Malaysia depend on superior services to entice customers to keep visiting their business. A purposive convenience sampling was chosen and questionnaires were distributed to 303 employees in the foodservice industry in three selected districts in Terengganu, Malaysia. Results of the inferential analysis revealed that there are positive relationships between two of the independent variables, respects, and rapport with the dependent variable, job engagement. Job demand, however, has no significant influence on Job Engagement. We proposed that trust, efficient communication, mutual respect, and the honest relationship has a strong influence on employee’s engagement with their job.


Keywords


Job Engagement; Job Demand; Rapport; Foodservice Industry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1933

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