Role of organizational culture in psychological needs satisfaction and work engagement

Quddsia Sadaf, Mudassar Aziz and Gulnaz Anjum

First published: 31 May 2019


This paper explores the role of organizational culture in the satisfaction of basic psychological needs and yielding work engagement among public and private sector managers. Results reveal that organizational culture confers employees with a sense of relatedness which promotes work engagement. Additionally, the study suggests that female managers have a higher need for relatedness, the satisfaction of all basic psychological needs is significantly higher among private sector employees and work satisfaction increases with increasing job level. This study can be used for the development of organizational culture to improve relatedness among employees with respect to gender and the type of the organization.

Keywords: Organizational culture · Psychological needs · Work engagement.

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