The journey from optimism to cynicism: The mediating and moderating roles of coping and training
Source of Publication
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
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.
Coping, Job attitudes, Organisational support, Personal trait
Zeidan, Susan and Prentice, Catherine, "The journey from optimism to cynicism: The mediating and moderating roles of coping and training" (2022). All Works. 4822.
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