Self-engagement, stressors, and health: a longitudinal study.

@article{Britt2005SelfengagementSA,
  title={Self-engagement, stressors, and health: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Thomas W Britt and Carl Andrew Castro and Amy B. Adler},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={1475-86}
}
The authors examined whether engagement in a performance domain could buffer or exacerbate the consequences of different stressors. Soldiers completed measures of engagement in work, work demands (days training, work hours, and subjective work overload), and symptoms at two time periods. Engagement in work interacted with days training and work hours at Time 1 to predict health symptoms at Time 2 (after controlling Time 1 outcomes). Soldiers highly engaged in their jobs were less likely to… CONTINUE READING

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