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Sense of Coherence, Burnout, and Work Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Coping in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Department of Industrial Psychology & People Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 4127; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114127
Received: 24 February 2020 / Revised: 8 May 2020 / Accepted: 14 May 2020 / Published: 10 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Salutogenesis and Coping: Ways to Overcome Stress and Conflicts)
Research on coping, sense of coherence, burnout, and work engagement is well documented in western countries. However, a void of studies exists on how coping mechanisms can moderate the relationship among sense of coherence, burnout, and work engagement in a manufacturing company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The objective of this research was to examine the moderating effect of coping (COP) in the relationship between sense of coherence (SOC), burnout (BO), and work engagement (WE). The study employed a quantitative research approach, while participants were recruited through convenience sampling. A total of 197 employees (n = 197; females 40%) who are permanently employed in a manufacturing organisation in the DRC participated in the study voluntarily. The results indicate that coping related positively to a sense of coherence. Moreover, the results indicate that sense of coherence and work engagement related negatively to burnout. Furthermore, the results show that coping acted as a moderator in the relationships between variables. The study adds value to the WE theory by suggesting that an employee who has a high level of COP, high SOC, low level of BO, will positively engage, perform, and be productive. View Full-Text
Keywords: sense of coherence; employee participation; burnout; work engagement; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sense of coherence; employee participation; burnout; work engagement; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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Mitonga-Monga, J.; Mayer, C.-H. Sense of Coherence, Burnout, and Work Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Coping in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4127. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114127

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Mitonga-Monga J, Mayer C-H. Sense of Coherence, Burnout, and Work Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Coping in the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):4127. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114127

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Mitonga-Monga, Jeremy, and Claude-Hélène Mayer. 2020. "Sense of Coherence, Burnout, and Work Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Coping in the Democratic Republic of Congo" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 4127. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114127

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