Category: Publications

New meta-analysis on job demands, resources, outcomes and work engagement

Although the construct of work engagement has been extensively explored, a systematic meta-analysis based on a consistent categorization of engagement antecedents, outcomes, and well-being correlates is still lacking. The results of prior research reporting 533 correlations from 113 independent samples (k = 94, n = 119,420) were coded using a meta-analytic approach. The effect size […]

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New article on engagment and burnout among hospital nurses

Aim: This study investigated the mediating role of intrinsic motivation in the relationship of job demands and job resources with burnout vs. work engagement. In addition, we examined if job resources strengthen the positive relationship of job demands with intrinsic motivation and burnout (moderating effect). Results: Using a sample of direct care nurses (n= 1729) […]

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New review article on research with the BAT

This chapter presents a fresh look at burnout, based a reconceptualization as a work-related syndrome that consists of (1) exhaustion (i.e., a severe loss of energy that results in feelings of both physical and mental exhaustion); (2) mental distance (i.e., a strong reluctance or aversion to work, indifference, and cynicism); (3) cognitive impairment (i.e., memory […]

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New review chapter on burnout

This chapter presents an overview of the current knowledge about burnout, a state of work-related mental exhaustion. It starts with the history and societal background of the phenomenon and discusses the concept and various definitions. Next, the assessment of burnout using questionnaires and clinical interviews is reviewed and an overview of its prevalence is presented. […]

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New article on the BAT – Greek version

Burnout is a significant challenge in the workplace. Its extent is global and its unfavorable consequences are diverse, affecting the individual, the organization, and society. The aim of the present study was to examine the adaptation and assess the validity of the Greek version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT). The adaptation process included the […]

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New article on Polish BAT

Aim. This study introduces the Polish version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT-PL) and assesses its validity and reliability. The tool measures the core symptoms of burnout (BAT-C): exhaustion, mental distance, cognitive and emotional impairment, and its secondary symptoms (BAT-S): psychosomatic complaints and psychological distress. Method. The participants were 255 nursing staff members. The construct […]

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New article on clinically validated cutoff points for the BAT.

When are employees in the danger zone for burnout? These cut-offs will tell you.

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New article on parent-child relation, psychological capital and academic performance

This longitudinal study examines how academic psychological capital mediates between parent–child relationships and academic performance in a group of high school students. The sample consisted of 402 students (217 girls and 187 boys) aged between 12 and 17 years. Using a three–wave design, as hypothesized, a significant indirect effect was found between (good) parent–child relationships […]

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New paper on the Turkish version of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) for in use Turkey. Three sub-studies were conducted. First, the scale was translated, and the factorial structure was determined in a study among 295 participants. In the second study, the scale’s reliability and validity was tested among 399 participants. For the third […]

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New paper on work engagement, employee growth climate and learning

The current study investigates the moderating effect of employee growth climate on the relationship between work engagement and job outcomes among 607 plantation workers in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Three individual-level job outcomes are investigated, namely, intra-role behavior, employee learning, and innovative work behavior. Work engagement and employee growth climate were positively related to the three […]

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