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Explaining the relationships between job characteristics, burnout, and engagement: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction

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Publication Date July 2008
Author Anja Van den Broeck, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Hans De Witte, and Willy Lens
Source Work and Stress
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study focuses on the satisfaction of basic needs at it relates to the job demands-resources framework, using a sample of 745 Dutch employees. Results revealed that the extent to which employees’ basic needs were met was useful in partially explaining the link between job resources and engagement as well as the link between job demands and burnout. Thus, the results indicate that the extent to which employees’ needs are met may be important for understanding their experience of engagement and burnout.

Keywords Job Demands-Resources model, Self-Determination Theory, burnout, work engagement, need satisfaction
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Van den Broeck, A., Vansteenkiste, M., De Witte, H., & Lens, W. (2008). Explaining the relationships between job characteristics, burnout, and engagement: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction. Work and Stress, 22, 277-294.

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