Author: Wilmar Schaufeli

New article on parent-child relation, psychological capital and academic performance

This longitudinal study examines how academic psychological capital mediates between parent–child relationships and academic performance in a group of high school students. The sample consisted of 402 students (217 girls and 187 boys) aged between 12 and 17 years. Using a three–wave design, as hypothesized, a significant indirect effect was found between (good) parent–child relationships […]

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New paper on the Turkish version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) for in use Turkey. Three sub-studies were conducted. First, the scale was translated, and the factorial structure was determined in a study among 295 participants. In the second study, the scale’s reliability and validity was tested among 399 participants. For the third […]

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New paper on work engagement, employee growth climate and learning

The current study investigates the moderating effect of employee growth climate on the relationship between work engagement and job outcomes among 607 plantation workers in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Three individual-level job outcomes are investigated, namely, intra-role behavior, employee learning, and innovative work behavior. Work engagement and employee growth climate were positively related to the three […]

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New publication on the measurement of work engagement

This chapter provides a state-of-the-art overview on the assessment of work engagement. First the conceptualization of work engagement is critically discussed, followed by a review of studies on the assessment of the construct. It is estimated that the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) is used in over 85% of all academic papers on engagement of […]

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New publication on high involvement work systems, engaging leadership and exhaustion

High involvement work systems (HIWS) have been found to be improve employee well-being. The underlying processes through which HIWS influence employee well-being and the conditions under which these practices work are not fully understood. This study draws on job demands-resources theory to address this gap by theorising two novel mediators, that is, work pressure and […]

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New article on boredom at work

Objectives: The current study aimed to  validate  the  Japanese  version  of  the  Dutch Boredom Scale (DUBS- J), a new boredom scale that comprehensively assesses employees’ emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to low- stimulus work situations. Methods: The translated and back- translated DUBS was administered via an internet survey to 1358 Japanese employees from various occupations. […]

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New article on Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

Background: Burnout is an increasing public health concern that afflicts employees globally. The measurement of burnout is not without criticism, specifically in the context of its operational definition as a syndrome, The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-23) is a new measure for burnout that addresses many of the criticisms surrounding burnout scales. The aim of this […]

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New publication on engaging leadership, work engagement and team effectiveness

Most research on the effect of leadership behavior on employees’ well-being and organizational outcomes is based on leadership frameworks that are not rooted in sound psychological theories of motivation and are limited to either an individual or organizational levels of analysis. The current paper investigates whether individual and team resources explain the impact of engaging […]

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New publication on organizational redesign project in European hospitals

The increasing burden of mental distress reported by healthcare professionals is a matter of serious concern and there is a growing recognition of the role of the workplace in creating this problem. Magnet hospitals, a model shown to attract and retain staff in US research, creates positive work environments that aim to support the well-being […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) has shown satisfactory validity evidence in several countries, with the 23-item version of the instrument reporting adequate psychometric properties, also in the Italian context. This paper is aimed to present results from the Italian validation of the 12-item version of the BAT. Based on a sample of 2,277 workers, our […]

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