publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

A thesis on fire : Studies of work engagement, Type A behavior and burnout

Eriksson Hallberg, Ulrika;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
The overall address of the present thesis is the relationship between being ‘on fire’ and burning out. More specifically, the thesis focused largely on two representations of involvement in work (work engagement and Type A behavior) and their respective relationships to burnout. Another pervasive theme was construct validity in assessing burnout and work engagement. These themes were addressed in four empirical studies, conducted in a sample of health-care workers (Study I) and a sample of information communication technology consultants (Studies II, III, and IV). Study I aimed to extend the previously preliminary support for the construct validity of the Swedis...
free text keywords: Work engagement, Type A behavior, burnout, construct validity, job stress, ‘on fire’, Psychology, Psykologi
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