Tag: work engagement

New publication on the 3-item Work Engagement Scale

The current study introduces an ultra-short, 3-item version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. Using five national samples from Finland (N = 22,117), Japan (N = 1,968), the Netherlands (N = 38,278), Belgium (N = 5,062), and Spain (N = 10,040) its internal consistency and factorial validity vis-à-vis validated measures of burnout, workaholism, and job […]

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New publication about work engagement in Europe

This paper investigates differences in the levels of work engagement across demographic and work- and organization-related factors, and their relative importance for work engagement. The study used a sample of 17,498 male and 17,897 female employees from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (2015). Several significant differences were observed between the levels of work engagement […]

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New publication on authenticity

Authenticity at work refers to the extent to which a worker feels in touch with their true self while at work. At first sight this concept seems to overlap with the concept of person-environment (P-E) fit, that is, the degree to which an individual experiences good fit with their work environment. Drawing on a sample […]

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New publication on team and individual job crafting, and work engagement

This study aims to provide an integrated perspective on job crafting and its antecedents through the exploration of the joint effects of individual-level and team-level job crafting on employee work engagement. Drawing on conservation of resources (COR) theory, we propose that engaging in job crafting behaviors is promoted by the presence of job-related resources. In […]

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New publication on engagement, health and performance

Most studies report a positive relationship of work engagement with health and job performance, but, occasionally, a “dark side of engagement” has also been uncovered. The current longitudinal study among 1,967 Japanese employees confirmed that work engagement has a curvilinear relation with psychological distress. At low levels of engagement a favorable effect was found, but […]

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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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