Category: Publications

New article on heavy work investment

The academic literature has drawn a clear distinction between a positive form (i.e., work engagement) and a negative form (i.e., workaholism) of heavy work investment (HWI). Nevertheless, the weight of individual and situational factors contributing to their development was not thoroughly explored. This study aims to investigate simultaneously the role of person factors (i.e., obsessive–compulsive […]

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New article on engaging leadership

The current study investigates the mediating role of job resources (JRs) (i.e. person-job fit, value congruence, alignment, job control, use of skills, participation in decision-making, coworker support and performance feedback) and basic psychological need satisfaction at work (i.e. autonomy, relatedness, competence and meaningfulness) in the relationship between engaging leadership (EL) (i.e. inspiring, strengthening, empowering and […]

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New publication about burnout and epigenetics

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a potential role in the neurobiology of burnout, but there are no studies investigating the underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Our aim is to further explore the role of BDNF in burnout, by focusing on the Val66Met polymorphism and methylation patterns of the BDNF gene and serum BDNF (sBDNF) protein […]

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New publication on burnout and engagement among dental hygienists

This paper investigates the prevalence of burnout and work engagement among Dutch young and more experienced dental hygienists and the work experience of young professional dental hygienists. In Study I, 400 participants completed the Dutch version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory online, whereas in Study II, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) was distributed via […]

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New publication on work engagement and corporate purpose

It is generally assumed that a corporate purpose aiming to benefit all stakeholders has a positive effect on employee motivation and engagement, but so far no empirical evidence is lacking. To examine this assumption, a corporate mission and vision matching the definition of a higher purpose were tested in two subsequent studies. The first study […]

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New publication on job crafting

Interest in job crafting as a means to create more work meaning has led to the development of multiperspective conceptualizations of job crafting. Although useful comprehensive portraits of complex job crafting activities have emerged, these synthetic conceptualizations tend to overlap, and are even inconsistent with each other. This study aimed to clarify these blurred conceptualizations […]

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New publication on engaging leadeship

Drawing on Self-Determination Theory, the current study hypothesized that basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, relatedness, competence) mediate the relationship between engaging leadership (i.e., strengthening, connecting and empowering) and both positive and negative outcomes. An association between need satisfaction and positive results and an association between need frustration and adverse outcomes were expected. Data from two […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool

The current study aimed to validate the Japanese version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-J), a new burnout measure. The two-wave survey, using registered monitors, was conducted in May 2018 (N = 1,032) and June 2018 (N = 498). We examined the factorial validity of the BATJ core symptoms (BAT-JC) and BAT-J secondary symptoms (BAT-JS), […]

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New publication on the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

The aim of this study was to investigate the measurement invariance of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) across seven cross-national representative samples. In this study, burnout was modeled as a second-order factor in line with the conceptual definition as a syndrome. The combined sample consisted of 10,138 participants from countries in Europe and Japan. The […]

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New publication on engaging leadership

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between engaging leadership and open conflict norms in teams, with work engagement. A mediating role of basic needs satisfaction between these relations is proposed. Methodology – Structural equation modeling was used with 133 employees who rated their leader, their team and their own […]

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