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When Does Future Work Self Predict Work Engagement: the Boundary Conditions of Person-Vocation Fit and Trust in Supervisor

Ying Xu1, Ping Guo2, Wenxia Zhou1,*

1 Renmin University of China, School of Labor and Human Resources, Beijing, 100872, China
2 China Europe International Business School, Beijing, 100193, China

* Corresponding Author: Wenxia Zhou. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2019, 21(1), 31-44. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010742

Abstract

Work engagement is a crucial positive psychological construct related to mental health. However, current self-directed and boundaryless career trend brings unprecedented challenges for organizations to foster employee engagement using traditional means. From an integrative perspective of the engagement theory and the career boundaryless theory, we built a model to test the moderating effect of person-vocation fit and trust in supervisor on the relationship between future work self and work engagement. After conducting a two-wave study with a sample of 231 employees, we found that future work-self was positively related to work engagement; and both person-vocation fit and trust in supervisor independently moderated the relationship between future work self and work engagement. Furthermore, the three-way interacting effect of future work self, person-vocation fit and trust in supervisor on work engagement was significant, and when personvocation fit and trust in supervisor were both at high levels, future work self had a strongest positive impact on work engagement. These results provided guidance to engagement management at work from a career development perspective.

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Xu, Y., Guo, P., Zhou, W. (2019). When does future work self predict work engagement: the boundary conditions of person-vocation fit and trust in supervisor. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 21(1), 31-44. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010742
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Xu Y, Guo P, Zhou W. When does future work self predict work engagement: the boundary conditions of person-vocation fit and trust in supervisor. Int J Ment Health Promot. 2019;21(1):31-44 https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010742
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Y. Xu, P. Guo, and W. Zhou "When Does Future Work Self Predict Work Engagement: the Boundary Conditions of Person-Vocation Fit and Trust in Supervisor," Int. J. Ment. Health Promot., vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 31-44. 2019. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010742

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