Linking work, occupational identity and burnout: the case of managers

dc.contributor.author Hamouche, Salima
dc.contributor.author Marchand, Alain
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-20T08:25:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-20T08:25:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2020
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in International Journal of Workplace Health Management (2021), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-01-2020-0008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Based on identity theory, identity represents a set of meanings individuals hold for themselves based on their role in the society. Hence, they often engage in the process of verifying their role, seeking for the compatibility between these meanings and those perceived in a specific lived situation. If this compatibility is not perceived, this is likely to generate negative emotions. that could compromise their mental health. This paper examines the contribution of a weak verification of role identity in the explanation of managers ‘burnout. It aims at integrating identity theory into occupational stress research by analysing the proposition that a low level of verification of a salient role-identity will be associated with a high level of burnout. Hence, we consider identity salience as a moderating variable. Design/methodology/approach: Cross-sectional data of 314 Canadian managers employed in 56 Quebec firms. Multilevel regression analyses were performed to analyse the data. Findings: Low levels of verification of some standards of managers' role identity, mainly work demands and recognition which encompasses (monetary and non-monetary recognition, career prospects and job security) are significantly associated with managers' burnout. Furthermore, as predicted, results show that identity salience plays a moderating role on the relation between a weak verification of some standards of managers' role identity and burnout, mainly work demands, superior support and recognition. Originality/value: This study proposes a relatively unexplored approach for the study of managers' burnout. It broadens the scope of research on workplace mental health issues, by the integration of the identity theory. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hamouche, S. and Marchand, A. (2021). Linking work, occupational identity and burnout: the case of managers. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 14(1), 12-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-01-2020-0008 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 17538351
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-01-2020-0008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/269
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Holdings Ltd. en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Hamouche, S., Faculty of Management, Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Marchand, A., University of Montreal, Montréal, Canada
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Workplace Health Management;
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dc.subject Burnout en_US
dc.subject Human resource management en_US
dc.subject Identities en_US
dc.subject Manager en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Role salience en_US
dc.subject Stress en_US
dc.subject Work identity en_US
dc.title Linking work, occupational identity and burnout: the case of managers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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