Category: Publications

New publication about work engagement in Europe

This paper investigates differences in the levels of work engagement across demographic and work- and organization-related factors, and their relative importance for work engagement. The study used a sample of 17,498 male and 17,897 female employees from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (2015). Several significant differences were observed between the levels of work engagement […]

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New publication on authenticity

Authenticity at work refers to the extent to which a worker feels in touch with their true self while at work. At first sight this concept seems to overlap with the concept of person-environment (P-E) fit, that is, the degree to which an individual experiences good fit with their work environment. Drawing on a sample […]

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New publication on team and individual job crafting, and work engagement

This study aims to provide an integrated perspective on job crafting and its antecedents through the exploration of the joint effects of individual-level and team-level job crafting on employee work engagement. Drawing on conservation of resources (COR) theory, we propose that engaging in job crafting behaviors is promoted by the presence of job-related resources. In […]

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New publication on academic performance

Academic Psychological Capital, or PsyCap, – a set of positive psychological resources encompassing hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism – has begun to gain attention in academia, showing positive relationships with desirable academic outcomes. In the present study, we examine whether academic PsyCap mediates between teacher-student relationships and academic performance as assessed by student’s GPA, using […]

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New publication on workaholism

The current study examined the mediating effect of presenteeism and moderating effect of managerial support in the relation between workaholism and work–family conflict. A sample of 1065 white-collar employees from an Italian company was used and the results showed that presenteeism mediated the association between workaholism and work–family conflict. Moreover, the mediating effect of presenteeism […]

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New publication on workaholism

This study is about working conditions, sleep and health in Norwegian nurses (N = 1,781). Eight negative, work-related incidents were assesses such as dozing off at work, dosing while driving, harming or nearly harming one-self and/or patients and harming or nearly harming equipment. Young age, male sex, not living with children, low percentage of full-time […]

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New publication on engagement, health and performance

Most studies report a positive relationship of work engagement with health and job performance, but, occasionally, a “dark side of engagement” has also been uncovered. The current longitudinal study among 1,967 Japanese employees confirmed that work engagement has a curvilinear relation with psychological distress. At low levels of engagement a favorable effect was found, but […]

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New publication on burnout and the role of managing negative emotions

This study investigates emotional self-efficacy beliefs in managing negative emotions at work as a key mechanism that mediates the negative relationship between emotional stability – a trait highly associated with positive affect and mental health – and job burnout. To test this assertion, a two-wave study using a representative sample of 416 new military cadets […]

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New publication on measuring workaholism in Brazil

Workaholism is characterized by a state of mind in which employees work excessively and compulsively. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of two versions of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS-16 and DUWAS 10) among 571 workers in Brazil. A confirmatory factor analysis CFA of the DUWAS-16 confirmed the two factor structure (Working […]

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