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Locus of control, job insecurity and work engagement: A comparative study among healthcare workers engaged on regular and outsourced basis in an Institute of National Importance in Delhi
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  • Kausar Mohammad,
  • Vijaydeep Siddharth,
  • Abdul Hakim Choudhary,
  • Arun Verma,
  • Khalid Mehmood,
  • Charan Raj,
  • D. K. Sharma
Kausar Mohammad
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Vijaydeep Siddharth
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Abdul Hakim Choudhary
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Arun Verma
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Khalid Mehmood
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Charan Raj
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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D. K. Sharma
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

Positively engaged employees make organisations succeed by investing more time, taking additional responsibilities, helping others and have higher work satisfaction, performance and stay with the organisations. With policy shift towards outsourcing, there are unexplored impact on work engagement. An analytical correlational study was conducted at the apex quaternary care healthcare institute to find any difference in work engagement among the regular and outsourced employees and association with locus of control, a construct about control over one's significant matters. The study revealed that work engagement was higher among outsourced employees and increased with internalisation, age, experience and lower job insecurity. It is not affected by gender or level of education. Locus of control does not vary with age, experience, gender or level of education. The job insecurity decreases with age, experience and internalisation. It is not affected by education and is higher among female employees.