Organizational nostalgia lowers turnover intentions by increasing work meaning: the moderating role of burnout

Leunissen, J.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1639-3174, Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T. and Cohen, T.R., 2016. Organizational nostalgia lowers turnover intentions by increasing work meaning: the moderating role of burnout. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. ISSN 1076-8998 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

We report three studies addressing the relevance of organizational nostalgia for the meaning that employees ascribe to their work (work meaning). We hypothesized, and found, that organizational nostalgia enhances work meaning and thereby reduces turnover intentions. In
Study 1, an employee survey, spontaneously experienced organizational nostalgia was associated with higher work meaning. In Study 2, an organizational-nostalgia induction increased work meaning, which subsequently predicted lowered turnover intentions. In Study 3, an organizational-nostalgia induction increased work meaning and thereby lowered turnover intentions, especially among employees who reported relatively high levels of burnout. When burnout is high, organizational nostalgia functions as a rich source of meaning that benefits employees’ work experience.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Organizational nostalgia increases work meaning
Publication Title: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Creators: Leunissen, J.M., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T. and Cohen, T.R.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: 22 September 2016
ISSN: 1076-8998
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 17 Oct 2016 16:56
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28869

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