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Job resources, positive work-home interaction and work engagement in a sample of police officers / S. Cronje

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dc.contributor.author Cronje, Sherril
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T15:00:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-02T15:00:27Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/1243
dc.description Thesis (M.Com. (Industrial Psychology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2007.
dc.description.abstract The two most significant domains in the lives of employed individuals are work and home, which can influence each other in both a negative and a positive way. However, there has been a lack of empirical research investigating the positive interaction between the work and home domains, as well as the possible antecedents and outcomes associated with it, including job resources and work engagement. The objectives of this study were to test a structural model that includes job resources, positive work-home interaction (WHI) and work engagement, and to determine the mediating role of positive WHI in the relationship between job resources and work engagement for police officers in the North West Province. A cross-sectional survey design was used. Random samples (n = 468) were taken of employees in the South African Police Service in the North West Province. The Job Demands-Resources Scale, the positive WHI scale of the Survey Work-Home Interaction - Nijmegen (SWING) and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) were administered. Structural equation modelling showed that people who receive sufficient job resources (including organisational support, possibilities for advancement, growth opportunities and contact with colleagues) experience positive WHI that leads to work engagement. In addition, job resources help to enhance work engagement. These results provided evidence for the partial mediating role of positive work-home interaction in the relationship between job resources and work engagement. Recommendations were made for the organisation and for future research.
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Job resources en
dc.subject Positive work-home interaction en
dc.subject Work engagement en
dc.subject South African Police Service en
dc.title Job resources, positive work-home interaction and work engagement in a sample of police officers / S. Cronje en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.thesistype Masters


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