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

Zeidan, Susan and Prentice, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7700-3889 (2022) The journey from optimism to cynicism: The mediating and moderating roles of coping and training. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 71:102796. pp. 1-11.


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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 05:37
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 05:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coping; Job attitudes; Organisational support; Personal trait
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102796
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49815

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