The Effect of coping strategies: mediating role of work attachment styles on the relation between coping and personal and organizational outcome perception

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2014
Ersen, Önder
The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between proactive and preventive coping styles and some individual and organizational outcomes, namely professional self-esteem, job satisfaction task performance and organizational citizenship behavior. Moreover, the mediating roles of two employee attachment styles, engagement and burnout in this relationship were investigated. Psychometric qualities of the scales were established through a pilot study by collecting data from 90 employees coming from different sectors. After that, to test the hypothesis more data were collected from additional 125 employees. Altogether, 215 employees participated in the present study. Of the participants, 114 were women (53%) and 101 were men (47%). Results showed that proactive coping skills predicted organizational outcomes positively (i.e. professional self-esteem, job performance, job satisfaction, and organizational citizenship behavior) after controlling for work experience. The preventive coping did not predict any outcome. Mediational analysis showed that engagement mediated the relationship between proactive coping skills and outcomes of work attachment styles, except for organizational citizenship behavior but burnout did not mediate preventive coping and outcomes of work attachment styles. The results were discussed and implications for the managers were mentioned. Some future research themes were suggested, and limitations of the study were listed.

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Ö. Ersen, “The Effect of coping strategies: mediating role of work attachment styles on the relation between coping and personal and organizational outcome perception,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.