According to the self-determination theory, when people choose to work voluntarily and have intrinsic motivations they show more interest and enthusiasm that manifest in their results toward work and general life. With a sample of 2320 temporary agency workers and through structural equations models, our main goal was to analyze the relationship between motivations for being temporary agency workers and work engagement. Additionally, we studied the extent to which more work engagement is associated with higher levels of context free well-being and we also analyzed the role of engagement as mediator in the relationship between motivations and this context free well-being. Generally, the results support our assumptions and suggest the important role of temporary workers’ motivations in their well-being.
- Temporary agency workers
- Self-determination theory