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Investigating internships: Optimising performance using theories of self-determination and job demand-resources

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 23 July 2019

Issue publication date: 24 July 2019




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


This article investigates internships within organizations and how to increase their effectiveness. The motivational process is investigated, using pairs of interns and their supervisors. The relationship between job resources, basic need satisfaction, work engagement and outcomes/performance are investigated. The results from the study also confirm that job demands-resources theory can work in combination with self-determination theory. For successful internships, managers need to ensure the needs of the individual intern are met.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2019), "Investigating internships: Optimising performance using theories of self-determination and job demand-resources", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 27-30.



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