Engagement and human thriving : Complementary perspectives on energy and connections to work

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork Engagement
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook of Essential Theory and Research
EditorsArnold B. Bakker, Michael P. Leiter
PublisherPsychology Press
Chapter10
Pages132-148
ISBN (Electronic)0-203-85304-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-84169-736-9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this chapter, we bring together literatures on two related constructs regarding employees’ connection to work, which, to date, have been largely disparate: thriving and engagement. It is critical to examine the two constructs in relation to each other to determine their distinctiveness and uniqueness. To this end, we first define each construct and then demonstrate how the two constructs are distinct but have some conceptual overlap. We then examine key antecedents and outcomes of each construct. Finally, we discuss some of the leadership implications for how organizations can enable more engagement and thriving at work, and we will end with some directions for future research.

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Engagement and human thriving : Complementary perspectives on energy and connections to work. / Spreitzer, Gretchen M.; Lam, Chak Fu; Fritz, Charlotte.

Work Engagement: A Handbook of Essential Theory and Research. ed. / Arnold B. Bakker; Michael P. Leiter . Psychology Press, 2010. p. 132-148.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)Not applicablepeer-review