|Author||Arnold B. Bakker and Michael P. Leiter|
|File size||1.5 MB|
As a doctoral student in the writing phase of dissertation, my academic advisor and chair recommended this book. I found it a valuable aid during my synthesis of the theoretical literature and empirical evidence of the phenomenon of work engagement. I appreciated the operational definitions, conceptual diagrams, and illustrations of the findings. It is an easy read and the flow of each chapter is well organized.
Work Engagement: A Handbook of Essential Theory and Research provides a comprehensive examination of the work engagement construct. It provides enough background information to serve as an advance primer to the topic area. Yet it also provides enough novel empirical work to be of interest to those already familiar with the topic. I believe it would be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the systematic study and development of work engagement.
This book provides the most thorough view available on this new and intriguing dimension of workplace psychology, which is the basis of fulfilling, productive work.
The book begins by defining work engagement, which has been described as ‘an opposite to burnout,’ following its development into a more complex concept with far reaching implications for work-life. The chapters discuss the sources of work engagement, emphasizing the importance of leadership, organizational structures, and human resource management as factors that may operate to either enhance or inhibit employee’s experience of work. The book considers the implications of work engagement for both the individual employee and the organization as a whole. To address readers’ practical questions, the book provides in-depth coverage of interventions that can enhance employees’ work engagement and improve management techniques.
Based upon the most up-to-date research by the foremost experts in the world, this volume brings together the best knowledge available on work engagement, and will be of great use to academic researchers, upper level students of work and organizational psychology as well as management consultants.