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The landscape of work engagement in brain injury rehabilitation /

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dc.contributor.author Georgiou, Georgia. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-29T14:37:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-29T14:37:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06-29T14:37:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1685
dc.description.abstract This study examined work engagement among brain injury rehabilitation professionals with specific attention to how they engage with their work (the extent to which they experience vigor, dedication, and absorption while working) and how they engage with people (the degree to which they are welcoming towards others and demonstrate integrity, responsibility, transparency). This study also tested a theoretical model of work engagement that predicted a relationship between engagement and personal, interpersonal, and organizational capacity. Eighty-one staff employed in a hospital-based brain injury program participated in the study. A quantitative self-report survey was used to measure participants' levels of capacity and engagement and a qualitative question was included to identify initiatives that could be introduced to enhance job performance. As predicted by the model, there were statistically significant positive correlations among all three capacity variables and engagement with work and statistically significant positive correlations between ethical engagement and personal and interpersonal capacity. The results of the qualitative data analysis revealed three broad categories of recommendations for improving job performance (more learning opportunities, more resources to support professional development, and the need to build greater team cohesion). These findings provide initial support for a theoretical model that emphasizes the link between capacity and engagement, which could be used to guide theory-driven interventions aimed at improving the work environment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Brain damage en_US
dc.subject Rehabilitation centers. en_US
dc.title The landscape of work engagement in brain injury rehabilitation / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Education en_US


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