Tag: work engagement

New publication on work engagement and performance

Previous studies have confirmed correlations between resilience and job performance, but surprisingly little is known about the nature of this relationship. This study among Czech workers in helping professions (N = 360) sheds light on the roles of two important positive dimensions of work-related well-being: job satisfaction and work engagement. Levels of resilience and perceived […]

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New article on workahoilism and engagement

Virtually all studies on workaholism and engagement rely on self-report questionnaires. However, the limitations of self-reports are widely acknowledged and potentially peer ratings may overcome these imitations. Using a sample of 73 dyads composed of focal workers and their colleagues, the present study aimed: (1) to compare focal workers’ and coworkers’ perceptions of work engagement […]

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New publication on work engagement in intensive care

Working in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is complex and physically, cognitively and emotionally demanding. Although the negative emotions of work-related stress have been well studied, the opposite perspective of work engagement might also provide valuable insight into how these demands may be countered. This study included 193 Dutch ICU nurses and intensivists and explored […]

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New publication about wellbeing and job crafting

This study among 1,877 Finnish dentists investigates how various types of employee well-being (i.e., work engagement, job satisfaction, burnout, and workaholism), may differently predict various job crafting behaviors (i.e., increasing structural and social resources and challenging demands, and decreasing hindering demands) over a time-span of 4 years. The results showed that (a) work engagement positively […]

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New publication on job crafting and change

Organizations today have to change constantly. Although both practitioners and scientists agree that organizational change communication is the most effective strategy to improve employee adjustment to change, little is known about how change communication enhances more proactive employee reactions to change. The present study addresses employee job crafting behaviors (i.e., seeking job resources, seeking job […]

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New publication on work engagement in Europe

This study uncovers the relationships between work engagement at country level on the one hand, and a variety of national economic, governance, and cultural indicators on the other hand. Work engagement data were used from the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (2015) that includes 43,850 employees from thirty-fiveEuropean countries. The most engaged countries can be […]

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New publication on job demands and job resources

This study used a person‐centered approach to examine the across‐time relationships between job demands and job resources of Chinese nurses and police officers on the one hand and their well‐being (burnout and work engagement) on the other. It was expected that increases in demands and decreases in resources across time would result in unfavorable changes […]

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New publication on the JD-R model

In this paper the case is made that the Job Demands Resources (JD-R) model can be used as an integrative conceptual framework for monitoring the workplace with the aim to increase work engagement and prevent burnout. The paper starts with a brief description of the JD-R model and then introduces the Energy Compass, an online […]

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New publication on team job crafting

This study investigated potential antecedents of team job crafting defined as the extent to which team members engage together in increasing (social and structural) job resources and challenges, and decreasing hindering job demands. Data were collected among 46 Finnish multi-professional rehabilitation teams whose members completed two daily surveys after their weekly meetings. Multilevel regression analyses […]

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Russian version of the UWES

This article aims to analyze the psychometric properties of the Russian version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9) using a sample of 1,783 Russian employees.Confirmative Factor Analysis showed that both the 1-factor and the 3-factor models of the UWES-9 fit well with the data, but the 3-factor model demonstrates a significantly better fit. However, […]

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