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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 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 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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New publication on the predcitive validity of the MBI and UWES for future sickness absence

The objective of this study was investigate the Maslach Burnout Inventory—General Survey (MBI—GS) and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) for their ability to identify non-sicklisted employees at increased risk of long-term sickness absence (LTSA). A one-year prospective cohort study was carreid out including 4,921 employees participating in occupational health surveys in the period 2008–2010. […]

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New publication on the effectiveness of a career skills program

The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the CareerSKILLS program, a career development intervention based on the JOBS-methodology, which aims to stimulate career self-management and well-being of young employees. In a quasi-randomized control trial, the effects of the program were tested in a sample of young employees with intermediate vocational education […]

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New publication on well-being and need satisfaction

Drawing on the Five Factor Personality Model and Self-Determination Theory, the current study examines the relations between three different kinds of well-being: engagement, boredom, and burnout- and personality. The study evaluates whether basic need satisfaction has an incremental contribution over personality in explaining these types of well-being. In a sample of 255 students we found […]

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