2004
Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Psychological resources for engaged employees:Psychological capital in the Job Demands-Resources model

Psychological resources for engaged employees:Psychological capital in the Job Demands-Resources model

This study focused on the role of personal resources, operationalized as ‘psychological capital’ (PsyCap), in the motivational process of the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model. PsyCap consists of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency. As a single construct, these four components have been linked to positive outcomes for organizations, but they have never been studied in relation to work engagement (as conceptualized by Schaufeli & Bakker, 2003). Academic and administrative staff of a Dutch university (N=301) filled in an online questionnaire. The study results showed that job resources, PsyCap, and work engagement are distinct constructs which are significantly related. Job resources were related to work engagement both directly and indirectly via PsyCap. This study confirms the theoretical importance of including personal resources in the JD-R model, as well as the practical relevance of the construct of PsyCap.

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