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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 366-372.

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A Review of the Research on Work/Job Engagement

Li Rui;Ling Wenquan   

  1. Institute of Human Resource Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Ling Wenquan

Abstract: Work/job engagement is a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption. Scholars have found that work/job engagement can effectively predict both individual work-related outcomes such as general workplace attitudes, individual performance outcomes, and organizational outcomes including customer satisfaction, retention, productivity, and profitability. The antecedents of work/job engagement include individual features, work-related factors, and family-related factors. Based on the relatively complete review of the studies on work/job engagement, the paper pointed out five prospects for the future research, such as the intervening mechanism of work/job engagement

Key words: work/job engagement, measurement, consequences, antecedents

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