Tag Archives: employee engagement

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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New publication on engaging leadership

This paper integrates engaging leadership into the Job Demands-Resources model. Based on Self-Determination Theory, it was argued that engaging leaders who inspire, strengthen, and connect their followers would reduce employee’s levels of burnout and increase their levels of work engagement. An online survey was conducted among a representative sample of the Dutch workforce (N=1,213) and […]

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Nieuwe publicatie over burnout en bevlogenheid

Dit artikel doet verslag van een onderzoek naar werk en welbevinden bij een representatieve steekproef uit de Nederlandse beroepsbevolking (n = 1.213). Het blijkt dat 14 procent van de werknemers als bevlogen kan worden aangemerkt. Een even groot percentage komt terecht in het tegenovergestelde deel van het spectrum en heeft last van burn-out- klachten. Daarnaast […]

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New publication about stability of work engagement

This study investigated the stability and change of work engagement and job resources across over a seven-year time period (2003–2010) among 1,964 Finnish dentists. The results showed that 69–77% of the variance of dentists’ work engagement, and 46–49% of the variance of job resources was explained by the component reflecting stability. However, although there was […]

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New publication on cultural differences in work engagement and workaholism

This article compared the mean levels of work engagement and workaholism across two cultures:  East Asia (China and Japan) and Western Europe (Finland ,Netherlands and  Spain). Following this lead, it was hypothesized and found that Western European employees were more engaged at work than East Asian employees. Support for the second hypothesis that East Asian […]

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