Title

The journey from optimism to cynicism: The mediating and moderating roles of coping and training

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Publication Date

3-1-2022

Abstract

In view of the impact of the COIVD-19 on organisational employees, the study draws on conservation of resources and expectancy theories to examine how individual trait (optimism) and organisational support (training) affect employee coping strategies and cynicism. Online survey was conducted with those who were employed during the pandemic from different organisations in Australia. The results show that optimistic employees are better at coping with the pandemic and are less cynical. However, the study also shows that those who cope better tend to be more cynical. The partial moderation effect of training implies that organisational support is important but employees’ job attitude is better self-managed with their own optimism. Discussion of these findings is detailed. Implications of this research and suggestions for future research conclude this paper.

ISSN

2212-4209

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Volume

71

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Coping, Job attitudes, Organisational support, Personal trait

Scopus ID

85123175695

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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