Month: December 2014

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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New publication on psychological needs, engagement and workaholism (in Dutch)

This study showed that – among 275 health care employees in the Netherlands –satisfaction of the psychological needs for autonomy and relatedness was associated  with work engagement, whereas failure to satisfy the psychological needs for autonomy and competence was associated with workaholism. In their turn, work engagement and workaholism were positively related to extra-role performance, […]

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