Tag: work engagement

New publication on workability and work engagement

Do job and personal resources predict work ability 10 years later?  Yes, job and personal resources DO predict workability 10 years later! Moreover, it seems that work engagement plays an important role in this connection. Using a two-wave 10-year longitudinal design, the examined the motivational process proposed by the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model was studied. […]

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New publication on different types of employee well-being

The aim of this study was to establish a typology of employee well-being, together with its psychosocial antecedents and consequences. Results obtained with a sample of 786 full-time employees from different occupational sectors show four types of employee well-being: 9-to-5 or relaxed, work engaged or enthusiastic, workaholic or tense, and burned-out or fatigued, each having […]

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New publication: Engaged managers are not workaholics

This study among Finnish managers showed that work engagement and workaholism did not correlate with each other, thereby suggesting that they are independent constructs. Moreover, longitudinal analyses revealed four different groups: 1) those with high initial but decreasing engagement and low but stable workaholism levels (18%), 2) those with low initial but increasing engagement and […]

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New publication on the motivation of engaged and workaholic employees

The present study among 680 Dutch employees in the banking industry shows that workaholic and engaged employees have different work goals and use different strategies to pursue these goals. More particularly, engaged employees are motivated by a strong need for growth and development (i.e. promotion focus), whereas workaholic employees are motivated by a strong need […]

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New publication online on heavy work investment

This study revealed that workaholism — a negative form of heavy work investment — was primarily and positively  associated with having a prevention focus (i.e., .avoiding  mistakes, failures and errors) , whereas work engagement  — a positive form of heavy work investment was primarily  and positively associated with having a promotion focus (i.e., using opportunities […]

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New publication: The measurement of work engagement

This chapter reviews various definitions of work engagement that are used in business and academia. and presents a model of work engagement that serves as a guideline for oprationalizing the construct. Moreover, the chapter discusses the psychometric quality of various engagement measures, most notably the Utrecht Work engagement Scale (UWES).

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Workaholism: maybe not such a bad thing?

Read this articles in Los Angeles Times and you know why.

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