Is Commitment to One's Profession Always a Good Thing? Exploring the Moderating Role of Occupational Commitment in the Association Between Work Events and Occupational Health
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by grants from the Northwest Health Foundation (proposal #14180) and from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (T01 OH008435-02) to Portland State University and Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Sciences Summer Grant to the third author.
Journal of Career Assessment
Using a 12-week experience sampling design, this study examined the interaction between negative and positive events in predicting work engagement and burnout in a sample of nurses. Additionally, this study explored the moderating effect of affective occupational commitment as a moderator of work events and work engagement/burnout relation. Results indicated that positive and negative events, as well as their interactive effects significantly predicted both work engagement and burnout. In addition, occupational commitment moderated the association between negative events and burnout. Specifically, the association between negative events and burnout was stronger for nurses who reported high occupational commitment. Positive events did not interact with occupational commitment to predict work engagement or burnout. Similarly, occupational commitment did not moderate the link between negative events and work engagement. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Sawhney, G., Britt, T. W., Sinclair, R. R., Mohr, C. D., & Wilson, C. A. (2020). Is Commitment to Oneâ€™s Profession Always a Good Thing? Exploring the Moderating Role of Occupational Commitment in the Association Between Work Events and Occupational Health. Journal of Career Assessment, 1069072720907907.