Tag: work engagement

New publication on overwork, workaholism and work engagement

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate whether employees’ tendency to work excessive hours is motivated by the perception of a work environment that encourages overwork (overwork climate). Thus, this study introduces a self-report questionnaire aimed at assessing the perception of a psychological climate for overwork in the workplace. In Study 1 (N = […]

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New publication of work engagement and self-efficacy

The purpose of this paper, based on Social Cognitive Theory, is to emphasize the proactive role of self-efficacy which is hypothesized to predict work engagement, not only directly, but also indirectly through positive changes in employee’s perceptions of social context (PoSC); namely, perceptions of one’s immediate supervisor, colleagues and top management. A sample of 741 […]

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New publication on employee well-being

This article reports a systematic review of findings on the long-term development of employee well-being (i.e. burnout, engagement, and job satisfaction), taking into account the effects of time lag, age, and job change. The systematic analysis of the 40 selected studies revealed that the level of employee well-being was generally high but not fixed – […]

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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 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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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 workaholism and work engagement

A two-year follow-up study among Japanese workers revealed that work engagement predicted positive changes in health, life satisfaction, and performance, whereas workaholism predicted poor health and dissatisfaction. Moreover, workaholism was not related to future job performance (read more).

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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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