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influencia positiva en el mismo, en sus tres dimensiones, vigor, dedicación y absor-
ción. Como contribución, se aporta evidencia de que una mayor calidad en el em-
pleo se traduce en altos niveles de WE.
Palabras clave: Compromiso en el trabajo, participación, empowerment, estabili-
dad laboral y acción social.
■ Employees with high level of Work Engagement (WE) experience high levels of
energy, enthusiasm, and concentration in their jobs. Organizations can potentiate
WE through the adoption of new human resources (HR) practices, known as STAR
practices, such as selection and training programs, compensation policies, participa-
tion, communication, empowerment, job stability and interpersonal relationships,
among others, directly related with the job quality. Given the limited existence of
studies about WE and HR practices in the Third Sector, particularly in the field
of social action, this research analyzes the case of the Malaga Association for Per-
sons with Intellectual Disability (Aspromanis). The main hypothesis was to identify
the relationship between the WE, in Aspromanis, and the implementation of STAR
practices. This work identifies that there is a positive relation between high levels of
WE and the implementation of STAR practices. As contribution, the evidence that a
higher quality employment results into higher levels of WE.
Key Words: Work Engagement, Human Resources Practices, Empowerment, Job sta-
bility, Social action