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Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235


Work engagement: An overview of 10 years of research

Work engagement: An overview of 10 years of research

A.B. Bakker, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 22, November 2009, nr. 4, pp. 336-353.

This article gives an overview of recent research on work engagement – a positive work-related state that is characterized by vigour, dedication, and absorption. I discuss the conceptualization, causes, and consequences of engagement. The overview reveals that employees are particularly engaged when they have sufficient (work-related and personal) resources to cope with their job demands. Work engagement has positive implications for job performance. Engaged employees turn out to mobilize their own resources so that they stay engaged. The findings of ten years of research are integrated in an overall model of engagement. This model offers clear starting points for positive interventions that aim to promote employee engagement.


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