Is it me or us? The impact of individual and collective participation on work engagement and burnout in a cluster-randomized organisational intervention

Nielsen, Karina, Antino, Mirko, Rodríguez-Muñoz, Alfredo and Sanz-Vergel, Ana (2021) Is it me or us? The impact of individual and collective participation on work engagement and burnout in a cluster-randomized organisational intervention. Work & Stress. ISSN 0267-8373

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Abstract

Participation is generally recommended when implementing organisational interventions, however, understanding how participation works remains understudied. In a cluster-randomised, controlled intervention employing a wait-list control design, we explore whether perceptions of individual or collective participation had the greatest impact on a participatory organisational intervention’s outcomes; work engagement and burnout. We conducted the study in the Danish postal service (N = 330). Using multi-level analyses, we found that perceptions of individual participation predicted improvements in work engagement and reductions in burnout post-intervention, however, these relationships became non-significant after including perceptions of being part of a collective participatory process in the model. Our findings add to the understanding of the role participation and in particular, perceptions of a collective participatory intervention process, plays in ensuring interventions achieve their intended outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-level,burnout,facilitator,organisational intervention,participation,work engagement,applied psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 01:19
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 01:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79240
DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2021.1889072

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