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New publication on measuring work engagement (ultra-short UWES)

The current study introduces an ultra-short, 3-item version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. Using five national samples from Finland (N = 22,117), Japan (N = 1,968), the Netherlands (N = 38,278), Belgium/Flanders (N = 5,062), and Spain (N = 10,040) its internal consistency and factorial validity vis-à-vis validated measures of burnout, workaholism, and job […]

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New overview on educator stress

The first part of the chapter discusses the Job Demands-Resources (JDR) model and its development across time. The second part of the chapter focuses on the application of the model in the context of educator stress. Based on a literature search and the JD-R framework, an overview is provided of the most important findings on […]

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Nieuwe publicatie over burnout

Burn-out staat in het middelpunt van de belangstelling. Echter, wat is ‘burn-out’ nu precies? Er is groeiende kritiek op de meest gangbare definitie en daarmee ook op het meest gebruikte instrument om burn-out te meten: de Maslach Burnout Inventory, in Nederland bekend als UBOS. Dit artikel stelt een nieuwe burn-out definitie voor op basis van […]

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New publication on the JD-R model

In this paper the case is made that the Job Demands Resources (JD-R) model can be used as an integrative conceptual framework for monitoring the workplace with the aim to increase work engagement and prevent burnout. The paper starts with a brief description of the JD-R model and then introduces the Energy Compass, an online […]

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New publication on team job crafting

This study investigated potential antecedents of team job crafting defined as the extent to which team members engage together in increasing (social and structural) job resources and challenges, and decreasing hindering job demands. Data were collected among 46 Finnish multi-professional rehabilitation teams whose members completed two daily surveys after their weekly meetings. Multilevel regression analyses […]

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Russian version of the UWES

This article aims to analyze the psychometric properties of the Russian version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9) using a sample of 1,783 Russian employees.Confirmative Factor Analysis showed that both the 1-factor and the 3-factor models of the UWES-9 fit well with the data, but the 3-factor model demonstrates a significantly better fit. However, […]

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New publication on work engagement and performance

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between work engagement and multiple dimensions of employee performance, as mediated by open-mindedness. Survey data were obtained from 186 employees of a food processing plant and the findings were cross-validated in an independent convenience sample (N = 308). Analyses revealed that the more engaged the […]

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New publication about work engagement in Europe

This study uncovers the relationships between work engagement at country level and a variety of national economic, governance, and cultural indicators. Work engagement data were used from the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (2015) that includes 43,850 employees from thirty-five European countries. The most engaged countries are found in Northwestern Europe, whereas the least engaged […]

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New publication on individual job crafting and well-being

This study investigated how various types of employee well-being (i.e., work engagement, job satisfaction, burnout, and workaholism), may differently predict various job crafting behaviors (i.e., increasing structural and social resources and challenging demands, and decreasing hindering demands) and each other over time. A At Time 1, employee well-being was measured, and 4 years later job […]

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New publication on team crafting and well-being

This study investigated potential antecedents of team job crafting defined as the extent to which team members engage together in increasing (social and structural) job resources and challenges, and decreasing hindering job demands. Data were collected among 46 multi-professional rehabilitation teams whose members completed two daily surveys after their weekly meetings. Our analyses showed that […]

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