Benefits of self-compassion for health, motivation, and performance in the work context.

Igic, Ivana; Krieger, Tobias; Prem, Roman (9 August 2019). Benefits of self-compassion for health, motivation, and performance in the work context. (Unpublished). In: 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM)/ Symposium Benefits of mindfulness for leadership, performance and work engagement. Boston, USA. 9.08. - 13.08.2019.

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The paper extends current research on “state-like” personal resources at work by exploring the mindfulness-related construct of self-compassion in an organizational context. The benefits of state and trait self-compassion on employee daily exhaustion, work engagement, and performance are explored, as well as the interaction effects with daily job demands (time pressure, social stressors), and job resources (job control and social support). Findings demonstrate the potential of self-compassion to help improving daily health, work engagement, and work performance when confronting daily job stressors and lack of job resources, and to boosts the positive effects of job control on daily work engagement. Taken together, findings suggest that self-compassion may have protective effects on employee health, motivation, and performance in daily working life. Interventions may, therefore, present an opportunity to intervene before serious health and performance consequences arise and that a combination of individual-level with organizational interventions (e.g., improvement of job control and job resources) may be the most effective.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Igic, Ivana and Krieger, Tobias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ivana Igic

Date Deposited:

19 Feb 2020 10:49

Last Modified:

19 Feb 2020 10:49

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140631

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