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Building work engagement: A systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effectiveness of work engagement interventions

Available Online http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002...
Publication Date July 2017
Author Caroline Knight, Malcolm Patterson, and Jeremy Dawson
Source Journal of Organizational Behavior
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study examines the effectiveness of various interventions aimed to enhance work engagement. In a meta-analytic review of 22 studies, interventions were categorized as either personal resource building, job resource building, leadership training, or health promotion. Results suggest that overall, there was a small, positive effect of interventions on engagement. Results also suggest a medium to large effect for the relationship between group interventions and engagement. The study concludes that more research is needed to identify the most effective characteristics of engagement interventions.

Keywords Engagement, resource, leadership, training, health, intervention
Reference

Knight, C., Patterson, M., & Dawson, J. (2016). Building work engagement: A systematic review and meta‚Äźanalysis investigating the effectiveness of work engagement interventions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38(6), 792-812.

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