Identity and Stress: An application of the expanded model of organizational identification in predicting strain at work
We contribute to the understanding of the role of organizational identification for work-related stress by adopting the expanded model of organizational identification (Kreiner &Ashforth 2004). The current study exploresinteractions between organizational identification and theother types of identification of the expanded model in predicting employee strain. We hypothesized that ambivalent identification, neutral identification, and disidentification would moderate the negative relationship between organizational identification and exhaustion and ego depletion, such that the link between identification and strain would be stronger when the other dimensions are low. We tested these predictions in a survey among 228 employees of care homes for the elderly (72% social-sanitary operators, 27% nurses). Results largely supported the hypotheses and show reliable interactions for ambivalent, neutral identification and disidentification on exhaustion, and a marginally significant moderation effect for ambivalent identification on ego depletion. We discuss limitations and future implications for research and practice of the expanded model in dealing with work-related stress and organizational interventions.
Ciampa, V., Steffens, N.K., Schuh, S.C., Fraccaroli, F., & van Dick, R. (2019). Identity and Stress: An application of the expanded model of organizational identification in predicting strain at work. Work & Stress, 33, 351-365. doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2018.1521884