How does Work Engagement Affect Psychosocial Safety Climate and Burnout? The Case of the Malaysian Research Universities


Research Universities, Burnout, Job Demands, Psychosocial Safety Climate, Work Engagement

How to Cite

Kok Ban, D., & Kee, D. M. H. (2018). How does Work Engagement Affect Psychosocial Safety Climate and Burnout? The Case of the Malaysian Research Universities. Asia Proceedings of Social Sciences, 2(4), 60-64.


This study porposes an excelling job design by Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC) via different types of job demands which could improve the work engagement of Malaysian research universities academicians while diminishing their burnout level. Hence, work engagement is proposed in this study as a promising mediator for the relationship between challenge demands and hindrance demands to burnout among respective academicians. In general, the comprehensive PSC context suggested for the remenurative job demands while minimizing the level of burnout of academicians through work engagement as the mediation pathway. Ergo, PSC is valuable as a tool in helping the enhancement of management practices of research universities and consecutively the health and well-being of academicians.


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