This paper aims to examine the relationship between job demands-resources and work
engagement mediating by job satisfaction in a sample of academics staff in Jordan. Work
engagement is one of the topmost five most significant challenges for management, according to
a survey of 656 chief executive officers (CEOs) from countries around the world (Wah, 1999).
Work engagement has become a hot issue in recent years among consulting firms and in the
popular business press. However, work engagement has infrequently been studied in the
academic literature. In this study the researcher examine the relationship between job demandsresources
model and work engagement in Jordanian universities. A sample of 532 respondents
was collected from Jordanian public universities. The sample comprised of academic staff from
different public universities. The results confirmed the relationship between job demandsresources
model and work Engagement, as well as confirmed that job satisfaction mediates the
relationship between job demands and job resources on work engagement.