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Longitudinal modelling of the influence of individual differences and the workplace on well-being and work engagement

Millear, Prudence M. & Liossis, Poppy M. (2010) Longitudinal modelling of the influence of individual differences and the workplace on well-being and work engagement. In Hicks, Richard E. (Ed.) Personality and individual differences : current directions. Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Queensland.

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    Abstract

    A set of non-nested longitudinal models tested the relationships between personal and workplace resources, well-being and work engagement. The reciprocal model, trimmed of trivial paths had the best fit and parsimony. The model showed the strong influences of concurrent functioning, stability of variables over time and weaker reciprocal relationships between variables across time. Individuals with greater confidence in themselves and the future experience better work conditions and have greater well-being and work engagement. These day-to-day influences are equalled by the long term strength and stability of Individual Factors, Positive Workplace Factors, and Overall Well-Being. Whilst the reciprocal paths had only weak to mild effects, there was mutual reinforcement of Individual Factors and Overall Well-Being, with Positive Workplace Factors and Work Engagement counterbalancing each other, indicating a more complex relationship. Well-being, particularly, is anchored in the immediate and distant past and provides a robust stability to functioning into the future.

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    ID Code: 39265
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional Information: About the Editor: Dr Richard Hicks has published more than 180 articles, books, chapters, psychological tests, surveys, and classroom simulations and exercises. He has also presented numerous conference papers and posters. He has given special attention to validation of assessment and selection processes, and to the development of psychological and organisational surveys and questionnaires. He supervises students in a range of organisational, clinical, counselling, health and personality related areas.
    Keywords: Individual Differences, Conservation of Resources, Well-Being, Work Engagement, Longitudinal design
    ISBN: 9781921513664
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Personality Abilities and Assessment (170109)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychological Methodology Design and Analysis (170110)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australian Academic Press.
    Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 14:26
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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