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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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New overview of the Job Demands-Resources model

This chapter gives a state-of-the–art overview of theory and research on the Job Demands- Resources (JD-R) model. Since its introduction in 2001, the JD-R model has been cited over 9,000 times and is arguably today’s most popular conceptual model in occupational health psychology. The chapter describes the development of the JD-R model, which originally only […]

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New publication on retirement intention and actual retirement

Research on the correspondence between retirement intentions and subsequent behaviour is scarce. We aimed to explore possible associations between retirement intentions and behaviour, using five-year high-quality quantitative panel data on Norwegian senior workers. Retirement intentions operate at different levels of firmness: (a) considerations; (b) preferences; and (c) decisions. Compared to work continuation considerations, a targeted […]

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New publication on employee well-being

This study investigates the long-term development of job-related affective well-being at the intra-individual level. In addition, the relationship between job resources and employee well-being was examined across time. Using a novel person-centered methodology in a sample of 402 Finnish managers, it was found that the development of favorable job-related affective well-being was eight times more […]

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New publication on work engagement, personality and climate

The purpose of this paper is to assess the relative importance of personality and organizational climate for two forms of heavy work investment; workaholism, a “bad” and work engagement, which represents a “good” kind of heavy work investment. An online survey was conducted among a sample of the Dutch workforce (N = 1,973) and the […]

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New publication on boredom and work engagement

Building upon the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory, this longitudinal study examined whether job crafting behaviors (i.e. increasing structural and social job resources and increasing challenges) predict less job boredom and more work engagement. We also tested the reverse causation effects of job boredom and work engagement on job crafting and the dynamics between the […]

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New publication on overwork, workaholism and work engagement

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate whether employees’ tendency to work excessive hours is motivated by the perception of a work environment that encourages overwork (overwork climate). Thus, this study introduces a self-report questionnaire aimed at assessing the perception of a psychological climate for overwork in the workplace. In Study 1 (N = […]

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New publication of work engagement and self-efficacy

The purpose of this paper, based on Social Cognitive Theory, is to emphasize the proactive role of self-efficacy which is hypothesized to predict work engagement, not only directly, but also indirectly through positive changes in employee’s perceptions of social context (PoSC); namely, perceptions of one’s immediate supervisor, colleagues and top management. A sample of 741 […]

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New publication on employee well-being

This article reports a systematic review of findings on the long-term development of employee well-being (i.e. burnout, engagement, and job satisfaction), taking into account the effects of time lag, age, and job change. The systematic analysis of the 40 selected studies revealed that the level of employee well-being was generally high but not fixed – […]

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