The Association of Meaningfulness, Wellbeing and Engagement with Absenteeism: A Moderated Mediation Model

Soane, E. and Shantz, A. and Alfes, K. and Truss, C. and Rees, C. and Gatenby, M. (2013) The Association of Meaningfulness, Wellbeing and Engagement with Absenteeism: A Moderated Mediation Model. Human Resource Management, 52 (3). pp. 441-456. ISSN 0090-4848 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We theorized that absence from work is a resource-based process that is related to perceived meaningfulness of work, well-being, and engagement. Broaden-and-build theory (Fredrickson, 1998, 2001) and engagement theory (Bakker, Schaufeli, Leiter, & Taris, 2008; Kahn, 1990) were used to develop a framework for explaining absence. Results of a study of 625 employees and human resource records of subsequent absenteeism data for a three-month period supported our hypotheses that meaningful work increases engagement with work, and that engagement is associated with low levels of absenteeism. Furthermore, data showed that engagement fully mediated the relationship between meaningfulness and absence, and that well-being strengthened the relationship between meaningfulness and engagement. The results have implications for understanding the role of individual-level resources in the workplace, and how meaningfulness, well-being, and engagement influence absence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: meaningfulness; well-being; engagement; absence; broaden-and-build theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 12:54
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 07:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31532 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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