Author

Paul R. Kegel

Date of Award

Summer 8-2016

Degree Name

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Advisor(s)

Dr. Jule Gassenheimer

Second Advisor

Dr. Henrique Correa

Abstract

This study examines the partial mediating effect of employee engagement on the relationship between perceptions of the physical work environment and the three employee outcomes of performance, well-being, and organizational commitment. The theoretical framework of this study was Person – Environment Fit and the Job Demands – Resources Model. A total of 169 office workers from three diverse organizations participated in the study. Data was analyzed using Partial Least Squares - Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The results showed perceptions of the physical work environment has a positive effect on employee engagement, employee performance, employee well-being, and organizational commitment, and that employee engagement partially mediates the relationship. Contributions to the current body of knowledge includes an extension of the Person – Environment Fit Theory, an extension of the Job Demands – Resources Model, and the relationship between perceptions of the physical work environment and employee engagement.

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