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Four types of well-being among entrepreneurs and their relationships with business performance

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Four types of affective well-being were investigated in a sample of 135
Dutch entrepreneurs: work engagement, job satisfaction, exhaustion and
workaholism. Compared to employees, entrepreneurs score extremely
high on work engagement. Scores on job satisfaction, exhaustion and
working compulsively (CW) are also higher. Scores on working excessively
(EW) are lower. When investigating the overlap between the
four types of well-being, results were found to vary with the approach
chosen. When analysing correlations, overlap appears especially high
between workaholism and exhaustion. When analysing cases identified
as high scorers, overlap is especially evident between entrepreneurs
high on both work engagement and job satisfaction. A final issue
studied concerned the relation between well-being and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-210
JournalThe Journal of Entrepreneurship
Issue number2
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2016


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