Tag: employee engagement

New publication on the effectiveness of a career skills program

The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the CareerSKILLS program, a career development intervention based on the JOBS-methodology, which aims to stimulate career self-management and well-being of young employees. In a quasi-randomized control trial, the effects of the program were tested in a sample of young employees with intermediate vocational education […]

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New publication on well-being and need satisfaction

Drawing on the Five Factor Personality Model and Self-Determination Theory, the current study examines the relations between three different kinds of well-being: engagement, boredom, and burnout- and personality. The study evaluates whether basic need satisfaction has an incremental contribution over personality in explaining these types of well-being. In a sample of 255 students we found […]

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New publication on engaging leadership

This paper integrates engaging leadership into the Job Demands-Resources model. Based on Self-Determination Theory, it was argued that engaging leaders who inspire, strengthen, and connect their followers would reduce employee’s levels of burnout and increase their levels of work engagement. An online survey was conducted among a representative sample of the Dutch workforce (N=1,213) and […]

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Nieuwe publicatie over burnout en bevlogenheid

Dit artikel doet verslag van een onderzoek naar werk en welbevinden bij een representatieve steekproef uit de Nederlandse beroepsbevolking (n = 1.213). Het blijkt dat 14 procent van de werknemers als bevlogen kan worden aangemerkt. Een even groot percentage komt terecht in het tegenovergestelde deel van het spectrum en heeft last van burn-out- klachten. Daarnaast […]

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New publication about stability of work engagement

This study investigated the stability and change of work engagement and job resources across over a seven-year time period (2003–2010) among 1,964 Finnish dentists. The results showed that 69–77% of the variance of dentists’ work engagement, and 46–49% of the variance of job resources was explained by the component reflecting stability. However, although there was […]

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New publication on cultural differences in work engagement and workaholism

This article compared the mean levels of work engagement and workaholism across two cultures:  East Asia (China and Japan) and Western Europe (Finland ,Netherlands and  Spain). Following this lead, it was hypothesized and found that Western European employees were more engaged at work than East Asian employees. Support for the second hypothesis that East Asian […]

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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, […]

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New publication on the motivation of engagement and workaholism

The beauty versus the beast: On the motives of engaged and workaholic employees This chapter explores the motivational differences between two forms of heavy work investment: workaholism and work engagement, respectively. Theory and research on these two forms of heavy work investment is discussed from two perspectives: a personality trait perspective, in which the motivational […]

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New Publication on engagement and workability

This study investigates whether work engagement influences self-perceived health, work ability, and sickness absence beyond health behaviors and work-related characteristics. Employees of two organizations participated in a six-month longitudinal study (n=733). Using questionnaires, information was collected on health behaviors, work-related characteristics, and work engagement at baseline, and self-perceived health, work ability, and sickness absence at […]

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New publication on work engagement and supervisor-rated performance

This study investigates a conceptual model that explains the mechanisms linking positive orientation (POS — i.e. a pervasive mode of viewing and facing reality from a positive stance) to future job performance in a sample of 388 security agents. Job performance was rated by three supervisors, and examined via the company’s performance appraisal tool. Results […]

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