New publication on psychological needs, engagement and workaholism (in Dutch)

This study showed that – among 275 health care employees in the Netherlands –satisfaction of the psychological needs for autonomy and relatedness was associated  with work engagement, whereas failure to satisfy the psychological needs for autonomy and competence was associated with workaholism. In their turn, work engagement and workaholism were positively related to extra-role performance, and work engagement was negatively related to turnover intention. In short, satisfaction of basic psychological needs was directly as well as indirectly – via work engagement and workaholism – related to work performance and turnover intention. (read more)