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Towards a model of work engagement

Towards a model of work engagement 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Career Development International Emerald Publishing

Towards a model of work engagement

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1362-0436
DOI
10.1108/13620430810870476
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Career Development InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: May 9, 2008

Keywords: Organizational behaviour; Human resource management; Employee participation; Employee attitudes; Job satisfaction; The Netherlands

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