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Professional mobility, commitment and well-being

Units : Research Center for Work and Consumer Psychology | ULB102

Description :

Research is concerned with explanatory organizational, situational and personal conditions of past mobility experiences and
intentions of future mobility, including motivational aspects of engagement and well-being at work (Aryee & Chay, 1999; Donohue,
2007).Job mobility is typically categorized as intra-organizational (change of function within the organization) or inter-organizational
(change of employer). It can also refer to foreign missions and expatriation. From the point of view of the worker, it can be
self-initiated, negotiated or imposed (Roger & Ventolini, 2004). Our research is interested in organizational, occupational and
personal factors which explain voluntary mobility and in the impacts of mobility on motivational aspects of work engagement and
well-being, and on intentions of mobility. Results show that, although it can cause uncertainty and stress, when carried out under
favorable conditions, it is often beneficial for both individuals and organizations, whether mobility was initiated or imposed (Hellemans
& Equeter, 2016, forthcoming).

List of persons in charge :

  • HELLEMANS Catherine

  • POHL Sabine