Crossover of Work Engagement Among Japanese Couples: Perspective Taking by Both Partners

Arnold B. Bakker, Akihito Shimazu, Evangelia Demerouti, Kyoko Shimada, Norito Kawakami

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This study among 426 Japanese couples working in different occupational sectors tested the hypothesis that perspective taking moderates the crossover of work engagement. More specifically, we predicted that husbands' work engagement would cross over to their wives, particularly when wives scored high on perspective taking (the spontaneous tendency to adopt the psychological perspective of other people). A similar effect was predicted from wives to husbands. In addition, we hypothesized that the crossover effect would be most pronounced when both partners were high in perspective taking (i.e., a 3-way interaction effect). The results of moderated structural equation modeling analyses confirmed the moderating role of perspective taking, but only for women; women who took the perspective of their partner scored higher on engagement with increasing partner engagement. Moreover, the results showed that engagement crossover was strongest when both men and women were high (vs. low) in perspective taking. This 3-way interaction effect was found from husbands to wives, and vice versa. These findings expand the crossover literature by shedding light on the crossover process.

ジャーナルJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 1月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 応用心理学
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生


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