Assesment and prediction of work engagement in a health volun-teers sample: the role of Sense of Coherence and Cognitive Reap-praisal

  • Eva Garrosa Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Luis M. Blanco-Donoso Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Bernardo Moreno-Jiménez Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Ana González Dpto. Psicooncología. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer
  • Monica Fraca Dpto. Voluntariado. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer
  • Maria J. Meniz Dpto. Voluntariado. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer
Keywords: Bootstrapping, cognitive reappraisal, engagement, indirect effect, sense of coherence, volunteers

Abstract

A salutogenic perspective within organizations is becoming more important. Faced with the study of burnout, and to some extent, thanks to its, has emerged the concept work engagement. This study aims to determine the level of engagement of volunteers from an association that serves people with cancer and their families, and show some factors that could explain it, in particular, cognitive reappraisal and sense of coherence. We also want to analyze the way in which cognitive and emotional factors related to explain this relationship within the organization. The sample consists of 136 volunteers. Descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, regression analysis and analysis of indirect effects were conducted using the statistical procedure bootstrapping. The results show that cognitive reappraisal has a direct effect on the variance of engagement. The sense of coherence, besides having a direct effect, have a mediating role between the two variables. We discuss the implications of the results to promote the work engagement of volunteers.

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Author Biographies

Eva Garrosa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Departamento Psicología Biológica y de la Salud

Profesora Titular

Luis M. Blanco-Donoso, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Departamento Psicología Biológica y de la Salud

Personal Docente e Investigador en Formación

Bernardo Moreno-Jiménez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud

Catedrático

Ana González, Dpto. Psicooncología. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer

Departamento Psicooncología

Coordinadora del Departamento

Monica Fraca, Dpto. Voluntariado. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer

Departamento de Voluntariado

Coordinadora de Hospitales

Maria J. Meniz, Dpto. Voluntariado. Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer

Departamento de Voluntariado

Responsable del área de voluntariado

Published
07-04-2014
How to Cite
Garrosa, E., Blanco-Donoso, L. M., Moreno-Jiménez, B., González, A., Fraca, M., & Meniz, M. J. (2014). Assesment and prediction of work engagement in a health volun-teers sample: the role of Sense of Coherence and Cognitive Reap-praisal. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 30(2), 530-540. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.2.148701
Section
Social and Organizational Psychology