Job Performance Prognosis: Evaluating Work Engagement, Workaholism, and Self-Efficacy




entrepreneurial performance, work engagement, workaholism, self-efficacy, innovative behaviour, business growth, business success


Purpose: The present study attempts to investigate work engagement, workaholism and self-efficacy towards entrepreneurial performance among the entrepreneurs of Saudi Arabia. Theoretical framework: The study integrates work engagement, workaholism, and self-efficacy in predicting job performance. Besides, the relationship between self-efficacy and work engagement in the presence of workaholism and job performance has yet to be thoroughly explored.


Design/Methodology/ Approach: The study is quantitatively based on cross-sectional data. A survey questionnaire is applied to get a response from the entrepreneurs through snowball sampling. In total, 450 survey questionnaires were distributed. In return, we received 280 with a response rate of 62%.


Findings: By employing the structural equation model (SEM), the study found a significant effect of work engagement on innovative behaviour, business growth and subjective business success. Further, self-efficacy significantly predicts innovative behaviour, business growth, subjective business success and work engagement. On the other hand, workaholism has a significant negative predictor of innovative behaviour, business growth, and subjective business success.

Research, practical and social implications: The empirical proof of the study would deepen the new insights for the conceptualization of entrepreneurship performance in a developing context. The study may fill the gaps at a global level for understanding the factors of entrepreneurship performance among entrepreneurs.


Originality/ value: The definite link between self-efficacy and work engagement may offer new insight into the entrepreneurship and management literature. The outcomes of the study offer a shred of empirical evidence for entrepreneurial performance through work engagement, workaholism and self-efficacy.


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How to Cite

Abdelwahed, N. A. A., Doghan, M. A. A., Bhatti, M. K., & Soomro, B. A. (2023). Job Performance Prognosis: Evaluating Work Engagement, Workaholism, and Self-Efficacy. Journal of Law and Sustainable Development, 11(11), e1996.

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