Being engaged: The multiple interactions between job demands and job resources and its impact on nurses engagement

R. Gabel-Shemueli, S. L. Dolan, Suárez Ceretti

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Abstract

Background: This study has been inspired by the JD-R model. It evaluates the role that job resources play in moderating the impact that job demands have on work engagement in a community of nurses. Methods: A total of 481 nurses in 109 health care centers participated in this study. Three job demands: work overload, emotional demands, and home-work imbalance; and three specific job resources: social support, autonomy, and self-development opportunities were used to test the interaction hypotheses of this research. Results: Results show that 33 out of 36 of the possible interaction effects were significant, thus showing that job resources create a buffer between job demands and work engagement and its three dimensions in nurses. Conclusion: By and large, hypotheses were confirmed. The findings clearly shows the utility of the expanded JD -R model to the nursing community and suggest that the right job resources can help buffer the impact of demanding working condition on work engagement. Research and practical implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Job demands-resources model
  • Nurses
  • Work engagement

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