Invitation to take part in Organisational Psychology research – work engagement

Please see below an invitation from Andrea Galloway, Research Student at Birkbeck, University of London to take part in a research programme.

I am writing to invite your organisation to take part in this research study.

The focus of the research is to look at how levels of work engagement impact employee’s approaches to carrying out their work, and in turn its impact on motivation. This research can be beneficial as it looks at how employee’s approach their roles as an Employment Support Officer (ESO) and are influenced by level of work engagement and how this leads to their approach to organising their work and interactions with others to get their role done more effectively and dealing with demands.

This can have an impact on staff wellbeing, as well as being more efficient in tasks undertaken and result in gaining further understanding of factors leading towards a motivated workforce.

What is the research about?

This research measures the ESO’s perceived levels of work engagement and how this may lead to them gaining more resources to get the job done more effectively, dealing with demands and challenges generated by doing this role and the effects on motivation. It compares how high and low levels of work engagement impacts participation in gaining resources to get the job done in a more efficient way, and perceived demands and challenges encountered and how this in turn, effects motivation. It is hoped that this research will support further understanding of motivation, for employees who work in a demanding and pressurised environment, but can gain resources and work effectively when faced with these challenges.

What will taking part in the study involve for organisations and the participants?

It would be appreciated if your organisation takes part in the study and this would involve helping with recruitment of the employees as participants by sending out an email link and making an announcement message. Employees that agree to take part would then be sent a link to an online questionnaire, provide their consent to take part and complete the questionnaire which takes approximately 10 minutes.

What are the incentives for organisations and their employees?

Participating organisations and individuals can request a report of research findings. These will include anonymized, general trends as it is imperative to protect participants’ rights to confidentiality.
The findings will provide insight into work engagement levels of ESO’s and how their approach to carrying out their work can affect motivation.

The rights of organisations and participants

Both participating organisations and employees have the right to anonymity and confidentially. This research has obtained ethical approval from Birkbeck, University of London, and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This includes participants’ rights to secure data handling methods and the ability to withdraw without penalty. Data collected from this project will be used as part of my MSc dissertation, future conference presentations, or publications.

Next steps

Participants can click on the link below to be taken to the online questionnaire.

We would very much appreciate your involvement in the research, or the opportunity to discuss it with you.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Galloway

Research Student

Kevin Teoh

Research Supervisor,

Department of Organizational Psychology,

Birkbeck, University of London,

Clore Management Building,

Malet Street, Bloomsbury,

London. WC1E 7HX