Along with the connection of engagement with the academic adjustment indicators, it stands out because of its protective role against problematic adolescent behaviors, such as criminal acts and violence, substance use and depressive symptoms.1,2 Thus, as student engagement has been shown to be enabled through school intervention, its study is of special interest, especially in secondary education.3

Academic commitment, or engagement, refers to a psychological state characterized by the student’s sense of belonging, attributing value to education, and participating in school, learning, studying and in curricular activities.4,5 Academic engagement is particularly characterized by vigor (referring to energy, willingness and persistence in making an effort to perform school activities), dedication (with regard to the sense of enthusiasm, inspiration, pride and importance attributed to it, that is, psychological identification with studies and academic activities) and absorption (related to full concentration, without effort and intrinsic enjoyment, in academic demands, so that time seems to pass quickly and it is hard to detach oneself from activities).5 read more

89% of employees believe their work life is getting worse due to the pandemic, and 56% feel that their job has become more demanding, according to recent research.,Similarly, virtual connection-building tools (or internal talent marketplaces) can encourage contacts between individuals and teams, make personalised recommendations to link employees with like-minded colleagues or mentors, and support onboarding processes by connecting new hires with their team.,Digital interventions

New AI-driven technologies based on workplace data offer employers the ability to identify employees who are struggling with pandemic fatigue.,The ability to grow and develop, especially during times of change and stress, should be a high-priority business initiative, and leaders can seize this opportunity to cultivate a learning mindset in their people and organisations.,In order to regain the momentum of their initial rapid pandemic response back in March 2020, businesses can look to the vaccine rollout as a fresh opportunity to mobilise their teams for action. read more

Mural artists Brian Peterson, left, and Damin Lujan of Santa Ana created a 35-by-40-foot mural depicting Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers on a building overlooking the parking lot of Philippe the Original sandwich shop in Los Angeles.,(Photo courtesy of Brian Peterson and Damin Lujan)

David Ahn stands beneath the mural of Kobe Bryant and Mookie Betts he commissioned to be painted on the side of his building at 686 N. Spring St. in Los Angeles, CA.,(Photo by Andy Holzman) read more

Based on talking with multiple-job holders for about a decade now, we think there is a continuum of "typical," with the bookends being moonlighters who work multiple jobs to make ends meet and plural careerists who work multiple jobs out of a genuine desire to pursue more than one occupation, like someone who is a lawyer and yoga instructor.,Caza: This is a hard question to answer because, in the best of times, it is difficult to get concrete data on the prevalence of multiple-job holding, since people often hold a second job for only part of the year, have marginal earnings when in the startup phase of a new job, or may not report the income from what they may consider to be secondary jobs.,So my best guess is that those who are multiple-job holding out of necessity found that their secondary sources of income dried up, whereas those who were dabbling in multiple-job holding because they had an intrinsic passion toward exploring multiple jobs—the plural careerists—found they had the time and motivation to invest more in their secondary jobs during this time.,While I think remote work will become more normalized, which is one way multiple-job holders may interact with their clients, I am not sure if holding multiple jobs ever will be considered normal, as the one-job narrative is so baked into our society's narrative.,There are just so many opportunities that the Internet provides for multiple streams of income, it is hard to see how the number of individuals engaged in multiple-job holding could do anything other than rise.