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Klassen, Robert M.; Aldhafri, Said; Mansfield, Caroline F.; Purwanto, Edy; Siu, Angela F. Y.; Wong, Marina W.; Woods-McConney, Amanda – Journal of Experimental Education, 2012
This study explored the validity of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in a sample of 853 practicing teachers from Australia, Canada, China (Hong Kong), Indonesia, and Oman. The authors used multigroup confirmatory factor analysis to test the factor structure and measurement invariance across settings, after which they examined the relationships…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Leroy, Hannes; Anseel, Frederik; Dimitrova, Nicoletta G.; Sels, Luc – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2013
Previous research has demonstrated that mindfulness helps reduce symptoms of work stress but research has yet to clarify "whether" and "how" mindfulness is linked to work engagement. Using self-determination theory we hypothesize that mindfulness is positively related to work engagement and that this relationship can be better understood through…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Determination, Theories, Work Attitudes
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Song, Ji Hoon; Bae, Sang Hoon; Park, Sunyoung; Kim, Hye Kyoung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013
This study examined the structural relationships among perceived school support, transformational leadership, teachers' work engagement, and teachers' knowledge creation practices. It also investigated the mediating effects of transformational leadership and work engagement in explaining the association between perceived school support…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Knowledge Management, Educational Practices
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Zimmerman, Kathleen N.; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Severini, Katherine E. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2019
The effectiveness of a weighted blanket intervention and structured work boxes for improving engagement for a child with autism during math circle time in a general education kindergarten classroom were evaluated relative to baseline using an alternating treatments design. The structured work boxes resulted in higher levels of engagement, and the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Class Activities
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Hirschi, Andreas – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2012
Scholarly interest in callings is growing, but researchers' understanding of how and when callings relate to career outcomes is incomplete. The present study investigated the possibility that the relationship of calling to work engagement is mediated by work meaningfulness, occupational identity, and occupational self-efficacy--and that this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Development, Models, Job Satisfaction
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Balwant, Paul T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Despite the popularity of student engagement and, by association, student disengagement, the academic literature is unclear about the meaning of these terms. This review extends existing conceptual studies of student engagement by offering clear definitions and conceptualisations of both student engagement and disengagement in the classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Definitions
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Song, Ji Hoon; Kolb, Judith A.; Lee, Ung Hee; Kim, Hye Kyoung – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2012
Engagement as an area of increasing interest has been discussed in terms of a wide array of organizational policies, practices, and outcomes. This study focuses on a specific aspect of work engagement and its relationship with leadership practices and the outcome of knowledge creation. The mediating effect of employees' work engagement level was…
Descriptors: Employees, Structural Equation Models, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation
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Janke, Emily M.; Dumlao, Rebecca – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Due to their work engaging with diverse people representing varied institutions and community settings and addressing diverse issues and topics, community engagement professionals (CEPs) must serve as boundary spanners (Child & Faulkner, 1998; Janke, 2009) across differences. Quite often, interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and other…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Competence
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Bailey, Natasha; Amundson, Norman; Niles, Spencer – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to assess the proximal and distal outcomes of a career development training programme for refugees that was developed based on the Hope-Action Theory (HAT). Adopting an experimental design, proximal outcomes such as self-efficacy, hope-action competencies, job search clarity, and career adaptability were assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Refugees, Outcomes of Education
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Chukwuorji, JohnBosco Chika; Ifeagwazi, Chuka Mike; Nwonyi, Sampson Kelechi; Ujoatuonu, Ikechukwu V. N. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study examined the associations of sense of community (SOC) and academic engagement in a seminary. The seminarians (N = 300) completed the Classroom Sense of Community Inventory (CSCI)-School Form, and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student Version. Results showed that a perception that the seminary provided a positive learning community for…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Learner Engagement, Theological Education, Holistic Approach
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Sandlin, Jennifer A.; Burdick, Jake; Rich, Emma – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
In this article, we explore issues related to how scholars attempt to "enact public pedagogy" (i.e. doing "public engagement" work) and how they "research public pedagogy" (i.e. framing and researching artistic and activist "public engagement" as public pedagogy). We focus specifically on three interrelated…
Descriptors: Public Education, Scholarship, Activism, Intervention
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Guo, Yuan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
A total of 418 adolescents completed the Revised Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student, the Basic Needs Satisfaction Scale, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Based on self-determination theory, this study examines the relationship between academic autonomous motivation, basic psychological needs…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Psychological Needs
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Ludlow, Larry H.; Matz-Costa, Christina; Johnson, Clair; Brown, Melissa; Besen, Elyssa; James, Jacquelyn B. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2014
The development of Rasch-based "comparative engagement scenarios" based on Guttman's facet theory and sentence mapping procedures is described. The scenario scales measuring engagement in work, caregiving, informal helping, and volunteering illuminate the lived experiences of role involvement among older adults and offer multiple…
Descriptors: Participation, Measures (Individuals), Employment, Caregivers
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Kesselmayer, Rachel Friefeld; Peterson, Lauren – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Purpose: To test a meditation model of the relationship between core self-evaluations (CSE) and job satisfaction in employed individuals with disabilities. Method: A quantitative descriptive design using Hayes's (2012) PROCESS macro for SPSS and multiple regression analysis. Two-hundred fifty-nine employed persons with disabilities were recruited…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Job Satisfaction, Employees, Disabilities
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Shih, Shu-Shen – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The author attempted to examine how Taiwanese junior high school students' perfectionistic tendencies and achievement goals were related to their academic burnout versus work engagement, and to determine differences in the indicators of burnout versus engagement among students with different subtypes of perfectionism. A total of 456 eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Burnout, Student Motivation, Adolescents, Junior High School Students
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