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Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.4 (1), pp. 1-8, January 2016
ISSN 2350-157X
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Article ID /BM/16/074/08 pages
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Original Research Article

The relationship between job satisfaction, job performance and employee engagement: An explorative study

Abdulwahab S. Bin Shmailan

Department of Management and Information Technology, Jubail Industrial College,P.O. Box 10099, Jubail Industrial City, 31961, Saudi Arabia.

Author’s Email: asns2010(at)

date Received: December 15, 2015     date Accepted: January 11, 2016     date Published: January 20, 2016


Successful organizations know that employee satisfaction, performance and employee engagement are crucial. This research was conducted to examine what contributes to a satisfied employee by examining a number of factors such as job fit, good communication, appreciation and clear objectives. The study will also look at the roles of the organization and individual in employee satisfaction. Job performance, another key success factor for organizations, will also be examined. The link between employee satisfaction and performance findings will be illuminated and related examples of what can be done to improve both variables will be provided. Finally, this study discusses employee engagement which combines the above topics and much more including definitions, organizational success, and how to develop a successful employee engagement program. This study will also provide compelling information that will help to understand the advantages of having satisfied and high performing employees as well as using the power of employee engagement to be competitive and profitable.

Key words: Employee satisfaction, job performance, job satisfaction, employee engagement