Engagement and Hope as Factors behind Success at Work

Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä


In this article, the phenomenon of success at work is tightly connected with self-fulfillment and well-being and discussed from an educational psychological perspective. Based on the authors’ studies among awarded, successful workers, the analysis of success at works is continued by discussing its relationship with the concepts of engagement and hope. Two purposes are set for the article: to analyze how top workers manifest engagement and hope in their careers and what the core elements of success at work from this perspective are. Success at work is a multidimensional combination of engagement and hope at the level of action requiring courage to seize challenges and dare to indulge in one’s work, working hard and persistently, having an optimistic view of oneself as a worker, and adopting an attitude that makes daily work seem meaningful. Hope and engagement appear suitable concepts to explain employees’ abilities to survive and succeed in the riptide of modern work life.  

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v5i2.7434


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