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Work engagement and burnout: implications for health and well being


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Conference Name
Managing Human Resources
Conference From
04-Apr-2012
Conference To
05-Apr-2012
Conference Venue
PCER, New Panvel

Engagement is a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption. It is the assumed opposite of burnout. Contrary to those who suffer from burnout, engaged employees have a sense of energetic and effective connection with their work activities and they see themselves as able to deal well with the demands of their job. But it is observed that engagement and burnout lie on the two opposite extremes of a continuum, engagement representing the positive aspect and burnout representing the negative aspect. According to the above discussion engagement is characterized by energy, involvement and efficacy. Burnout refers to exhaustion and reduced professional efficacy. Hence the researchers focuses on work engagement in terms of vigor, dedication and absorption.