Work engagement: An emerging concept in occupational health psychology

  title={Work engagement: An emerging concept in occupational health psychology},
  author={Arnold B. Bakker and Wilmar B. Schaufeli and Michael P Leiter and Toon W. Taris},
  journal={Work \& Stress},
  pages={187 - 200}
This position paper introduces the emerging concept of work engagement: a positive, fulfilling, affective-motivational state of work-related well-being that is characterized by vigour, dedication, and absorption. [...] Key Result These studies have revealed that engagement is a unique concept that is best predicted by job resources (e.g., autonomy, supervisory coaching, performance feedback) and personal resources (e.g., optimism, self-efficacy, self-esteem).Expand
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  • Outi Kanste
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
  • 2011
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