The growing importance of employee engagement and its relationship with the success of a
company is becoming more apparent to firms worldwide. Yet with only 13% of employees
worldwide claiming to be engaged during the workday, firms are looking to fix this issue and
finds ways to identify the most engaged employees (Gallup, 2013). Though research exists on
the performance and engagement of employees during the workday, little research has focused
on the relationship between engagement and activities outside of the workplace. This thesis looks
at employee behavior in after-work activities to understand whether there is a relationship
between these activities and employee engagement during the workday. Though no conclusive
results were found regarding engagement and after-work activities, other patterns such as a
relationship between number of hours per week worked and engagement during the workday
From Canoeing to Careers: An Evaluation of Employee Engagement Characterized by After-Work Activities.
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