Category: Publications

New publication about work intensity, musculoskeletal complaints, workaholism and burnout

This study investigated the relationship between work intensity, workaholism, burnout, and musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs). The results of this study could assist organizations in gaining a clearer understanding of how each of these constructs influences the other, promoting a healthier, and ultimately more productive workforce. Using a sample 398 office workers he results revealed that work […]

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New publication on how to design resilience programs

There is a growing interest in developing resilience-building programs in the work context. Yet the resilience literature provides no clear answer about what constitutes such a program. This article presents a set of criteria for resilience-building programs. We developed these criteria by systematically reviewing studies that synthesized the evidence about the definition, conceptualization, measurement, and […]

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New publication on positive emotions and performance

The current study extends the Broaden & Build theory of positive emotions to the collective level of analysis, focusing on the mediating role of group social resources (i.e. cohesion, coordination, teamwork, supportive team climate) between group positive affect (i.e. enthusiasm, optimism, satisfaction, comfort) and group performance (i.e. in-and extra-role performance, creative performance). To test our […]

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New publication on the effectiveness of a return-to-work program

This study examined who benefits most from a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based intervention that aims to enhance return to work (RTW) among employees who are absent due to common mental disorders (CMDs) (e.g., depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorder). We researched the influence of baseline work-related self-efficacy and mental health (depressive complaints and anxiety) on treatment […]

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New publication about positive emotions, psychological capital and academic performance

The present study, based on Broaden & Build theory of positive emotions, examines the relationship between study-related positive emotions and academic performance, and the mediating role of psychological capital in this relationship. A sample of 639 Chilean high school students between 14 and 17 years old was used. A s expected, a statistically significant indirect […]

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New article on engaging leadership

The current study investigates the mediating role of basic psychological need for satisfaction at work (i.e., autonomy, relatedness, and competence) in the relationship between engaging leadership (i.e., inspiring, strengthening, empowering, and connecting) and work engagement. Also, we are proposing and testing an additional need for meaningfulness that plays a similar mediating role. Data were collected […]

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New publication about engagement and burnout in Europe

The aim of this study was to investigate the relative importance of four job demands and five job resources for employee vitality, i.e., work engagement and exhaustion, in three different employment groups: permanent, temporary and temporary agency workers. We employed data from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) collected in 2015 comprising 28,042 employees […]

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New publication on engaging leadership

The goal of this study is to provide a cross-lagged examination of the relationships between engaging leadership, job resources and employee work engagement. We propose a mediation model and we postulate that engaging leadership can increase perceptions of three specific job resources (i.e. autonomy, support from colleagues and opportunities for learning and development) which theoretically […]

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New publication on the 3-item Work Engagement Scale

The current study introduces an ultra-short, 3-item version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. Using five national samples from Finland (N = 22,117), Japan (N = 1,968), the Netherlands (N = 38,278), Belgium (N = 5,062), and Spain (N = 10,040) its internal consistency and factorial validity vis-à-vis validated measures of burnout, workaholism, and job […]

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New publication on Burnout (BAT) among Russian librarians

This paper reports on the level of burnout among 504 female (96%) librarians in Moscow and its relations with personal resources. The Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) was used to measure burnout, and furthermore optimism, hardiness and self-efficacy were included as personal resources. Confirmatory factor analysis (with first and second order factors) confirmed the expected four-dimensional […]

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