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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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New publication on motivation, leadership, purpose, values and basic psychological needs

Motivation lies at the core of human behavior. It explains why we do what we do. In this article, we seek an explanation for the influence of leadership, purpose, and values on employee engagement through motivation. Engaged employees derive energy from their work, are dedicated, show higher psychological well-being, and perform better. We suspected that […]

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New publication on the BAT-12

The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the short form Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-12). As a result of the pandemic, job stress has been compounded and the use of conceptually grounded and accurate measures is needed to identify burnout risks within specific organizations and the overall workforce. The study sample […]

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New publication on shortening the BAT

Burnout is related to huge costs, for both individuals and organizations and is recognized as an occupational disease or work-related disorder in many European countries. Given that burnout is a major problem it is important to measure the levels of burnout in a valid and reliable way. The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) is a newly […]

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