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Challenge demands, hindrance demands, and psychological need satisfaction: their influence on employee engagement and emotional exhaustion

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Simon AlbrechtSimon Albrecht
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model provides a well-validated account of how job resources and job demands influence work engagement, burnout, and their constituent dimensions. The present study aimed to extend previous research by including challenge demands not widely examined in the context of the JD-R. Furthermore, and extending self-determination theory, the research also aimed to investigate the potential mediating effects that employees' need satisfaction as regards their need for autonomy, need for belongingness, need for competence, and need for achievement, as components of a higher order needs construct, may have on the relationships between job demands and engagement. Structural equations modeling across two independent samples generally supported the proposed relationships. Further research opportunities, practical implications, and study limitations are discussed.

History

Journal

Journal of personnel psychology

Volume

14

Issue

2

Pagination

70 - 79

Publisher

Hogrefe and Huber Publishers

Location

Gottingen, Germany

ISSN

1866-5888

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Hogrefe Publishing