The statements framed in the questionnaire were related to the following factors: Company Perception, Information / Communication, Working Conditions, Compensation & Benefits, Job Assignment, Development Opportunities and Work – Life Balance. Researchers felt the need to develop a questionnaire as they wanted to include work-life balance as one of the factors and understand whether it positively contributes to employee engagement in their future studies. The questionnaire included statements which had to be rated on a five point rating scale ranging from 1 – strongly disagree to 5 -strongly agree. Some statements included were negatively worded so as to remove the effects of response set and rater bias. Cronbach Alpha reliability of the questionnaire was found using SPSS 15. It was established as being 0.784 for the questionnaire which is considered to be in the range of a good reliability score. (George & Mallery, 2003 and Nunnaly, 1994).This is given in table-2 (Refer Table 2)

Operational Definitions of Variables

1. Employee Engagement – ‘A positive attitude held by the employee towards the organisation and its values. An engaged employee is aware of business context and works with colleagues to improve performance within the job for the benefit of the organisation. The organisation must work to develop and nurture engagement which requires a two-way relationship between employer and employee’. (Robinson et al., 2004, p. 4)
2. Mentoring Relationship – It is an intense reciprocal interpersonal exchange between a senior experienced individual (the mentor) and a less experienced individual (the protege). This relationship is characterized by guidance, advice, counsel, feedback, and support provided by the mentor for the protege’s personal and professional development (Eby, Rhodes, & Allen, 2007; Kram, 1985).

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