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|Title:||Towards a model of work engagement|
|Author(s):||Arnold B. Bakker, (Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Evangelia Demerouti, (Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands)|
|Citation:||Arnold B. Bakker, Evangelia Demerouti, (2008) "Towards a model of work engagement", Career Development International, Vol. 13 Iss: 3, pp.209 - 223|
|Keywords:||Employee attitudes, Employee participation, Human resource management, Job satisfaction, Organizational behaviour, The Netherlands|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13620430810870476 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Invited paper for Career Development International.|
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.
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