Work Engagement: A Handbook of Essential Theory and Research by Arnold B. Bakker, Michael P. Leiter

By Arnold B. Bakker, Michael P. Leiter

This publication offers the main thorough view on hand in this new and exciting measurement of place of work psychology, that's the foundation of pleasant, effective work.

The publication starts off via defining paintings engagement, which has been defined as ‘an contrary to burnout,’ following its improvement right into a extra complicated thought with a ways achieving implications for work-life. The chapters speak about the resources of labor engagement, emphasizing the significance of management, organizational constructions, and human source administration as components that could function to both improve or inhibit employee’s adventure of labor. The ebook considers the results of labor engagement for either the person worker and the association as an entire. to handle readers’ sensible questions, the booklet presents in-depth assurance of interventions that may increase staff’ paintings engagement and enhance administration recommendations.

Based upon the main updated learn by way of the main specialists on the planet, this quantity brings jointly the easiest wisdom to be had on paintings engagement, and should be of significant use to educational researchers, top point scholars of labor and organizational psychology in addition to administration consultants.

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2006). DEFINING AND MEASURING WORK ENGAGEMENT Burnout and work engagement among teachers. Journal of School Psychology, 43, 495–513. , & Schaufeli, W. B. (2006). “Same same” but different: Can work engagement be discriminated from job involvement and organizational commitment? European Journal of Psychology, 11, 119–127. Harter, J. , Schmidt, F. , & Hayes, T. L. (2002). Business-unit-level relationships between employee satisfaction, employee engagement, and business outcomes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 268–279.

In most studies, items used in research on trait engagement are modified to make them applicable for measuring day-specific levels of engagement. , several hours, Bledow, Schmitt, & Frese, 2008). Although this measurement approach seems rather straightforward, it is not without problems as so far it remains largely unclear to what extent the experience of work engagement at the day level, for instance, mirrors work engagement as assessed as a trait. Some items of the existing scales capturing trait work engagement might be inappropriate to be answered on a daily basis.

2007, p. 335). The centering decision is not just a “technical issue”, but refers to substantially different research questions. Whereas one method of centering the data (grand-mean centering) basically allows for conclusions about differences between persons, another method (person-mean centering) allows for conclusions about fluctuations within persons. , one will analyze the extent to which people receiving more dayspecific social support will experience higher levels of day-specific work engagement).

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