Title

Challenge versus hindrance job demands and well-being : a diary study on the moderating role of job resources

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Publication Date

12-1-2015

Volume

88

Issue

4

First Page

702

Last Page

725

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Keywords

Challenge-hindrance job demands, Employee engagement, JD-R theory, Job resources, Work engagement

Abstract

The present study among 158 primary school teachers in Croatia integrated the challenge-hindrance stressor framework in job demands-resources (JD-R) theory. We hypothesized that hindrance job demands would be negatively related to well-being and that job resources could buffer this relationship. In addition, we hypothesized that challenge job demands would be positively related to well-being and that job resources would boost this relationship. The study employed a quantitative daily diary methodology. Teachers filled out a background questionnaire and a daily diary booklet for three to five consecutive workdays (N = 438 occasions). Results of multilevel analyses showed that daily hindrance job demands had a negative relationship with daily positive affect and work engagement. Daily job resources buffered this relationship. In contrast, daily challenge job demands had a positive relationship with positive affect and work engagement. Daily job resources boosted this relationship. We discuss the implications of these findings for JD-R theory and practice.

DOI

10.1111/joop.12094

Print ISSN

09631798

E-ISSN

20448325

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2015 The British Psychological Society. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Tadić, M., Bakker, A. B., & Oerlemans, W. G. M. (2015). Challenge versus hindrance job demands and well-being: A diary study on the moderating role of job resources. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88(4), 702-725. doi: 10.1111/joop.12094

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