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Longitudinal study of antecedents of work engagement in Thailand

Longitudinal study of antecedents of work engagement in Thailand The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of job demands, job resources and personal resources on work engagement using the job demands–resources (JD–R) model.Design/methodology/approachThe study utilized a longitudinal research design in a sample of Thai employees (n=182). The data were collected by questionnaires administered in two waves over a period of four months, and the hypotheses were tested using hierarchical regression analysis.FindingsThe results supported the negative relationship between role ambiguity and work engagement. In addition, the findings suggested self-efficacy as a moderator in reducing the effect of increasing workload on work engagement.Research limitations/implicationsThe results of this study will be helpful for managers in designing appropriate human resources policies and practices; in recruiting, selecting and developing engaged employees; and in ensuring workplace well-being.Originality/valueThis is the first notable study establishing the applicability of the antecedents of work engagement in the JD–R model in a Thai work setting. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship Emerald Publishing

Longitudinal study of antecedents of work engagement in Thailand

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2049-3983
DOI
10.1108/ebhrm-03-2018-0021
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of job demands, job resources and personal resources on work engagement using the job demands–resources (JD–R) model.Design/methodology/approachThe study utilized a longitudinal research design in a sample of Thai employees (n=182). The data were collected by questionnaires administered in two waves over a period of four months, and the hypotheses were tested using hierarchical regression analysis.FindingsThe results supported the negative relationship between role ambiguity and work engagement. In addition, the findings suggested self-efficacy as a moderator in reducing the effect of increasing workload on work engagement.Research limitations/implicationsThe results of this study will be helpful for managers in designing appropriate human resources policies and practices; in recruiting, selecting and developing engaged employees; and in ensuring workplace well-being.Originality/valueThis is the first notable study establishing the applicability of the antecedents of work engagement in the JD–R model in a Thai work setting.

Journal

Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical ScholarshipEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 15, 2019

Keywords: Thailand; Job demands; Longitudinal study; Work engagement; Personal resources; Job resources

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