Work, Age, and Flow: An exploration of the relationship between different work aspects, health- and age-related aspects, and flow

Brinkhuis, C. (2008) Work, Age, and Flow: An exploration of the relationship between different work aspects, health- and age-related aspects, and flow.

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Abstract:Since work flow can contribute to optimalizing employability and productivity of employees, this present article aims at investigating which personal and work-related aspects contribute to flow at work (i.e. absorption, work enjoyment, and intrinsic work motivation). On the basis of the literature it was hypothesized that the relationship between job demands, job control, or job resources and flow was mediated by physical workload, physical work capacity, or perception of ageing. The hypotheses were tested on a sample of 103 employees. Results of the hierarchical regression analyses only supported the hypotheses regarding job resources. Flow is positively affected by job resources and this relationship is mediated by physical work capacity and by perception of ageing. This finding indicates the importance of job resources in reaching a state of flow and therefore it is recommended to managers to pay attention to this specific work-related aspect.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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Accres Apeldoorn BV
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58389
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