Tag: employee engagement

New publication on engaging leadership, work engagement and team effectiveness

Most research on the effect of leadership behavior on employees’ well-being and organizational outcomes is based on leadership frameworks that are not rooted in sound psychological theories of motivation and are limited to either an individual or organizational levels of analysis. The current paper investigates whether individual and team resources explain the impact of engaging […]

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New article on engaging leadership

The current study investigates engaging leadership and work engagement among Indonesian employees and the role of diuwongke (Javanese-Indonesian term for employees’ perception of their leaders treating them with dignity and respect at work) plays in this relationship. We also included transformational leadership in order to show the added value of the novel concept of engaging […]

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New article on engaging leadership

This paper reviews recent research on engaging leadership that is defined as leadership behaviors that inspires, strengthens, connects, and empowers followers and hence increase their levels of work engagement. Research confirms the prediction from Self-Determination Theory that through these behaviors employees’ basic psychological needs of meaning, growth, relatedness, and autonomy are satisfied, which, in its […]

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New article on engaging leadership

Should leaders pay more attention to values? The present study aims to examine and explain the associations of engaging leadership (EL) with employees’ perceptions of the organization’s values, need fulfillment, and employee engagement. EL is a recent leadership concept drawing on self-determination theory, specifically on the fulfillment of the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, […]

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New meta-analysis on leadership and work engagement

This study aims to review and quantify the value of several well-established positive leadership styles for employee work engagement in organizations. We perform both a quantitative and qualitative review (k = 86). Our (moderated) meta-analysis indicates that transformational, authentic, empowering, ethical, and servant leadership all share overlap in confidence and credibility intervals, resulting in a […]

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New theoretical article on leadership and engagement

Construct proliferation in the leadership field raises questions concerning parsimony and whether we should focus on joint mechanisms of leadership styles, rather than the differences between them. In this theoretical research article, we propose that positive leadership styles translate into similar leader behaviors on the work floor that influence employee work engagement through a number […]

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New article on organizational change and work engagement

This multi-wave, multi-source study focuses on the benefits of work engagement for employee adaptation to organizational change. The change entailed the implementation of a flexible office design in an engineering firm, which caused radical change for employees. The hypothesized process was that initial employee meaning-making will facilitate work engagement, which, in turn, predicts supervisor-rated adaptive […]

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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 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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