Being engaged: The multiple interactions between job demands and job resources and its impact on nurses engagement

  • Rachel Gabel-Shemueli Escuela de Post-Grado Universidad del Pacifico
  • Simon Landau Dolan Future of Work Chair ESADE Business School Ramon Llull University
  • Adriana Suárez Ceretti Fac. de Medicina-Universidad de la República


This study has been inspired by  the job-demands resource model. It evaluates the role that job resources play in moderating the impact that job demands have on work engagement in a community of nurses. A total of 481 nurses in 109 health care centers participated in this study. Three job demands: work overload, emotional demands, and home-work imbalance; and three specific job resources: social support, autonomy, and self-development opportunities were used to test the interaction hypotheses of this research. Results show that 33 out of 36 of the possible interaction effects were significant, thus showing that job resources create a buffer between job demands and work engagement and its three dimensions in nurses. By and large,   hypotheses were confirmed. Research and practical implications are discussed. 

Author Biography

Simon Landau Dolan, Future of Work Chair ESADE Business School Ramon Llull University
Prof. Dolan is the holder of the "Future of Work" Chair in ESADE Business School in Barcelona.  He is a Full professor of HRM and Work Psychology at the Ramon Llull University


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