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Toward a Model of Work-Related Self: A Narrative Review
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, E-ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 7, 331Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Occupational work as personal and social identification can be conceptualized as one of the life goals that we strive for and find meaning in. A basic categorization of the phenomenon of work-related identity is suggested, based on psychological theories of identity, memory and relational schema. It distinguishes between organizational, workgroup and professional identity. The two former relate to the concepts of social identity and collective self and the latter to the concepts of personal identity and individual self. These are assumed to form functionally independent cognitive structures, leading to separate motivations and influences on work-related satisfaction. Given this, empirical research on the impact of work-related identity on employee satisfaction, in general terms, is reviewed. The article concludes with some prospective directions for future research by sketching a general model of work-related self. It is hypothesized to evolve by a causal progression from employment across time via emotional and cognitive components.

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2016. Vol. 7, 331
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work-related identity, work-related-cognition, work-related emotion, work-related satisfaction, workrelated meaning, work-related self
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21334DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00331ISI: 000371398200002PubMedID: 27014140ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84963705432OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21334DiVA: diva2:913387
Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

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