Organizational Identification: A Context-Specific Mitigating Resource of Work-Family Conflict

Joseph A. Allen, John Crowe, Benjamin E. Baran, Cliff Scott

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Abstract

The tension between work and non-work life remains a critical issue in contemporary careers. This study explores the role of organizational identification (OI) in reducing work-family conflict (WFC) within demanding and high-stakes jobs in dynamic, uncertain and potentially dangerous contexts (e.g., firefighting). Survey data from 341 firefighters suggest that, congruent with conservation of resources theory and scarcity theory, OI may serve as a resource that mitigates WFC in these contexts. Additionally, the data suggest that the negative relationship between OI and WFC is stronger when trauma is low. For practice, this study provides important implications for employees in similar contexts concerning potential ways to mitigate WFC as well as recommendations concerning exposure to trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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family
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Organizational identification
Work-family conflict
Trauma

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Organizational Identification : A Context-Specific Mitigating Resource of Work-Family Conflict. / Allen, Joseph A.; Crowe, John; Baran, Benjamin E.; Scott, Cliff.

In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 27-35.

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