Helping to promote psychological well-being at work: The role of work engagement, work stress and psychological detachment using the job demands-resources model

Emma White


The job demands-resources model (JD-R model) underpinned the three main aims of this study: to provide support for the JD-R model‟s account of work engagement and work stress in relation to psychological well-being; to suggest the inclusion of the recovery process, psychological detachment as a theoretical refinement; and to produce comparative, predictive models of psychological well-being at work. 48 employees from an organisation that delivers: education; support and care services participated. The results provide strong support for the JD-R model; provide evidence for the inclusion of psychological detachment as a theoretical refinement; and show psychological detachment and work stress to be the most predictive of psychological well-being in the work place. Study limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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