Towards a model of work engagement
Career Development International , Volume 13 - Issue 3 p. 209- 223
Purpose - This paper aims to provide an overview of the recently introduced concept of work engagement. Design/methodology/approach - Qualitative and quantitative studies on work engagement are reviewed to uncover the manifestation of engagement, and reveal its antecedents and consequences. Findings - Work engagement can be defined as a state including vigor, dedication, and absorption. Job and personal resources are the main predictors of engagement; these resources gain their salience in the context of high job demands. Engaged workers are more creative, more productive, and more willing to go the extra mile. Originality/value - The findings of previous studies are integrated in an overall model that can be used to develop work engagement and advance career development in today's workplace.
|Employee attitudes, Employee participation, Human resource management, Job satisfaction, Organizational behaviour, The Netherlands|
|Career Development International|
|Organisation||Department of Psychology|
Bakker, A.B, & Demerouti, E. (2008). Towards a model of work engagement. Career Development International, 13(3), 209–223. doi:10.1108/13620430810870476