Challenge and hindrance job demands, job resource and their relationships with vigor and exhaustion : a two-wave study
The 29th International Congress of Psychology
German Psychological Society and Association of German Professional Psychologists
This study focused on job demands (JDs), job resource (JR), and their relationships with vigor and exhaustion. Results of SEM of a two-wave survey of 200 nurses indicated that: a) JR enhanced vigor exclusively; b) hindrance JD decreased vigor, while challenge JD increased vigor; c) both forms of JDs aggravated exhaustion. In addition, it was also found that vigor fully mediated the relationship between job characteristics and job performance, whereas exhaustion fully mediated the relationship between JDs and health problems. Results suggested research and practice on engagement could benefit by distinguishing among challenge and hindrance JDs.
Abstract of presentation is also published in "International Journal of Psychology", 43(3/4), 602.
Siu, O.-L., Lin, L., & Shi, K. (2008, July). Challenge and hindrance job demands, job resource and their relationships with vigor and exhaustion: A two-wave study. Paper presented at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.