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Publication date: 2 January 2018

Simon Albrecht, Emil Breidahl and Andrew Marty

The majority of job demands-resources (JD-R) research has focused on identifying the job demands, job resources, and personal resources that influence engagement. The purpose of…

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Purpose

The majority of job demands-resources (JD-R) research has focused on identifying the job demands, job resources, and personal resources that influence engagement. The purpose of this paper is to assess the significance of proposed associations between organizationally focused resources, organizational engagement climate, and engagement.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors tested a model proposing that six specific organizational resources would have positive associations with organizational engagement climate, and positive direct and indirect associations with job resources and employee engagement. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) were conducted on cross-sectional survey data provided by 1,578 employees working in a range of different organizations.

Findings

The CFA and SEM analyses yielded good fit to the data. As proposed, all six organizational resources were positively associated with organizational engagement climate. Four were positively associated with job resources, and two were positively associated with engagement. Organizational engagement climate was positively associated with job resources and employee engagement. Significant indirect relationships were also observed.

Research limitations/implications

Despite self-reported data and a cross-sectional design, tests of common method variance did not suggest substantive method effects. Overall, the results contribute new insights about what may influence engagement, and highlight the importance of organizational engagement climate as a motivational construct.

Practical implications

The research offers up potentially useful measures of six organizational resources and a measure of organizational engagement climate that can complement and broaden the current focus on job-level diagnostics. As such, targeted management action and survey feedback processes can be used to identify processes to build sustainable organizational engagement capability.

Originality/value

No previous research has identified a comprehensive set of organizational resources, operationalized organizational engagement climate, or examined their relationships within a JD-R context. The results suggest that the JD-R can perhaps usefully be extended to include more organizationally focused constructs.

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Career Development International, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 16 October 2009

Alex M. Andrew

The purpose of this paper is to review proposals concerned with advice to President Obama from a cybernetics viewpoint, along with critical comments on the new administration by…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review proposals concerned with advice to President Obama from a cybernetics viewpoint, along with critical comments on the new administration by Noam Chomsky. Also reviewed are proposals for an international conference on the financial crisis.

Design/methodology/approach

The aim is to review developments on the internet, especially those of general cybernetic interest.

Findings

There is enthusiasm about introducing cybernetics principles in the new administration. Reservations by Chomsky about some aspects are mentioned, as is also a separate initiative for application of cybernetics to world problems.

Practical implications

The proposals relating to the Obama administration include not only giving off advice but also possible installation of a specialist on cybernetics in the White House, and founding of a new research facility. For the proposed international conference mentioned, the advice is to watch the CYBCOM list for developments.

Originality/value

It is hoped that this paper is a valuable periodic review.

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Kybernetes, vol. 38 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 18 September 2017

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Advances in Taxation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-524-5

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Publication date: 8 September 2022

Stephen Turner

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Mad Hazard
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ISBN: 978-1-80382-670-7

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Publication date: 15 September 2014

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-163-3

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Publication date: 16 October 2015

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-666-9

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Publication date: 15 November 2022

Jingrong Tong

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Journalism, Economic Uncertainty and Political Irregularity in the Digital and Data Era
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ISBN: 978-1-80043-559-9

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Publication date: 27 October 2016

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-973-2

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Publication date: 5 August 2005

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-239-9

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Publication date: 17 September 2004

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-807-0

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