Category: Publications

Nieuw overzichtsartikel over burn-out

Er wordt van alles en nog wat over burn-out beweerd. Maar wat klopt er nu wel en wat klopt er niet? Wat zijn de feiten en wat is fictie? Dit artikel komt voort uit twee gemoedstoestanden: irritatie over allerlei uitspraken over burn-out waar geen wetenschappelijke evidentie voor is en verbazing over het feit dat de […]

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New publication on mental health related long-term sickness

Which job demands and job resources were predictive of mental health-related long-term sickness absence (LTSA) in nurses? It appeared that in random sample of Norwegian nurses (N = 1,533) 103 (7%) of them had mental health-related LTSA during 2-year follow-up. Harassment was positively and social support at the workplace was negatively related to mental health […]

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New publication on work engagement and performance

Previous studies have confirmed correlations between resilience and job performance, but surprisingly little is known about the nature of this relationship. This study among Czech workers in helping professions (N = 360) sheds light on the roles of two important positive dimensions of work-related well-being: job satisfaction and work engagement. Levels of resilience and perceived […]

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New article on workahoilism and engagement

Virtually all studies on workaholism and engagement rely on self-report questionnaires. However, the limitations of self-reports are widely acknowledged and potentially peer ratings may overcome these imitations. Using a sample of 73 dyads composed of focal workers and their colleagues, the present study aimed: (1) to compare focal workers’ and coworkers’ perceptions of work engagement […]

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New publication on work engagement in intensive care

Working in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is complex and physically, cognitively and emotionally demanding. Although the negative emotions of work-related stress have been well studied, the opposite perspective of work engagement might also provide valuable insight into how these demands may be countered. This study included 193 Dutch ICU nurses and intensivists and explored […]

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New publication about wellbeing and job crafting

This study among 1,877 Finnish dentists investigates how various types of employee well-being (i.e., work engagement, job satisfaction, burnout, and workaholism), may differently predict various job crafting behaviors (i.e., increasing structural and social resources and challenging demands, and decreasing hindering demands) over a time-span of 4 years. The results showed that (a) work engagement positively […]

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New publication on job crafting and change

Organizations today have to change constantly. Although both practitioners and scientists agree that organizational change communication is the most effective strategy to improve employee adjustment to change, little is known about how change communication enhances more proactive employee reactions to change. The present study addresses employee job crafting behaviors (i.e., seeking job resources, seeking job […]

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New publication on work engagement in Europe

This study uncovers the relationships between work engagement at country level on the one hand, and a variety of national economic, governance, and cultural indicators on the other hand. Work engagement data were used from the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (2015) that includes 43,850 employees from thirty-fiveEuropean countries. The most engaged countries can be […]

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New publication on leadership, job crafting and boredom

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of team-level servant leadership on job boredom and the role of job crafting. A longitudinal design was used and 237 employees, clustered into 47 teams participated. In the study Servant leadership was aggregated to the team-level to examine the effects of shared perceptions of leadership […]

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