Challenging the universality of job resources: Why, when, and for whom are they beneficial?

Marc van Veldhoven, Anja Van den Broeck, Kevin Daniels, Arnold Bakker, Susana Taveres, Chidiebere Ogbonnaya

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In this paper we introduce the topic of job resources and elaborate on their relevance for research and practice in work psychology. We start out with a brief overview of the historic and current understanding of job resources. Next, we discuss the need for a more nuanced perspective on the effects of job resources and present some ideas on how to move this forward. After these conceptual preliminaries, we introduce the papers in the special issue and conclude with a brief summary of the special issue's key messages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-29
Number of pages25
JournalApplied Psychology
Issue number1
Early online date5 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • job resources
  • job design
  • wellbeing

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