The Influence of Perceived Insider Status on New Employee Engagement

  • Pan Pan College of Economics and Management,Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
Keywords: Perceived Insider Status, Engagement, Psychological Capital, Intermediary Role.


This study from the perspective of new employees' perceived insider status, study on the influence mechanism of perceived insider status on engagement, and introduce psychological capital as intermediary variable. It focuses on the subject of new employees who begin to work within 3 years. Finally, 278 valid questionnaires were collected. Through empirical analysis, the research hypothesis is well verified, and the conclusion is drawn. The conclusions of this study include: (1) perceived insider status can affect new employees’ engagement; (2) psychological capital can affect new employees’ engagement; (3) perceived insider status can affect new employees’ psychological capital; (4) psychological capital plays an intermediary role in the relationship between perceived insider status and new employees’ engagement. At last, we propose the suggestion to strengthen new employees’ engagement, making the research can be effectively applied to the practice of enterprise management.


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How to Cite
Pan, P. (2016). The Influence of Perceived Insider Status on New Employee Engagement. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 7(2), 1069-1079. Retrieved from