THE ROLE OF LECTURER’S EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY FOR STRENGTHENING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT IN INDONESIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
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This research analyses the role of employee engagement and workplace spirituality in the organizational commitment of private university lecturers in Indonesia. Data from 217 lecturers were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and supported by Lisrel software version 8.7. The results indicated that workplace spirituality had a positive effect on organizational commitment’s of the private university lecturers, the more workplace spirituality, the higher the organizational commitment. Workplace spirituality also has a positive effect on employee engagement, the more workplace spirituality, the higher the level of employee engagement. Conversely, when employee engagement increases -when lecturers are enthusiastic in carrying out their profession- there is a decrease in organizational commitment identified by the desire to leave the institution. By this finding, therefore, it is necessary to take strategic steps so that the lecturers do not move to other institutions. Overall, employee engagement and workplace spirituality simultaneously influence organizational commitment, hence this research contributes to the practices in the realm of organizational behavior.