Boosting Learning Goal Orientation through Work Engagement: From the Lens of Malaysian Academics
Keywords:Work engagement, Learning goal orientation, Academic, Public universities
The objective of the present study is to determine the influence of work engagement on academics’ learning goal orientation. Data was collected through a questionnaire from 265 academics in Malaysian public universities. The regression results indicated that work engagement is a significant factor that influences academics’ learning goal orientation. Discussions explicated the plausible explanations to the findings. The study is beneficial to the universities’ management in understanding the aspects of workengagement and learning goal orientation among academics. The study is also useful in helping universities develop measures toenhance academics’ learning goal orientation, which is important in catapulting university’s overall performance. The implications of the research are also discussed.