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"Work Engagement and Meaningful Work Across Generational Cohorts"

by Hoole, Crystal; Bonnema, Jackie (2015)


Orientation: Engaging employees and providing employees with a sense of meaning at work is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Although research has shown that differences between work engagement and meaningful work amongst generational cohorts exist, results are still inconclusive. With age becoming increasingly more important as a diversity factor, a better understanding of the dynamics between work engagement and meaningful work across different generational cohorts is necessary to design the right strategy for each organisation's unique parameters. Research purpose: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between work engagement and meaningful work and whether there are significant variances between the levels of work engagement and meaningful work between different generational cohorts.


Meaningful Work, Meaning Of Work, Well-Being, Psychology, Happiness, Work Engagement


Meaningful Work

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