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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (2): 268-279.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00268

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The Short-term Fluctuation of Work Engagement

LU Xinxin1; TU Yidong2   

  1. (1 School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China) (2 Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China)
  • Received:2014-03-10 Online:2015-02-14 Published:2015-02-14
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As research focus is shifting from static to dynamic approach and from between-person difference to within-person variation, short-term fluctuation of work engagement has dominated the mainstream of the extant literature. Considering that few studies have tapped work engagement fluctuation in mainland China, we introduced the concept of state work engagement and identified theoretical and compositional sources of its fluctuation. Furthermore, this paper illustrated instrument to assess state work engagement, diary study and experience sampling for data collection, as well as Hierarchical Linear Modeling with repeated measurement for data analysis in fluctuation research. Based on the literature review concerning theories, relates and boundary conditions of the relevant relations, the present paper established research framework of state work engagement and summarized the patterns of its fluctuation.

Key words: state work engagement, short-term fluctuation, within-person perspective, research framework, Hierarchical Linear Modeling