Date of Award

Spring 5-25-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership

First Advisor

Bryan McCoy


The purpose of this research study is to examine the relationship between perceived supervisory support and occupational self-efficacy on employee engagement. Employee engagement is a critical priority for many organizations. Companies invest a significant amount of capital in training programs for both employees and supervisors. This study examines data associated with vocational rehabilitation counselors working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. To address key research questions within this quantitative study, the researcher analyzed three key variables: perceived supervisory support, occupational self-efficacy, and work engagement. Notably, the study results included statistical significance relationships between occupational self-efficacy and work engagement, which suggested that among vocational rehabilitation counselors, employee engagement is not correlated positively with perceived supervisory support. The implications for future research include an employee engagement system and a framework for occupational self-efficacy models.