The impact of a lasting economic crisis on employee attitudes: a follow-up and extension

  • This paper presents a follow-up study of Markovits et al.’s (2014) comparison of large samples of Greek employees before and at the onset of the economic crisis. Now at the crisis’ peak, we again sampled data from 450 employees about their job satisfaction, organizational commitment, regulatory focus, and burnout. Overall, compared to the two samples before, employees’ job attitudes further decrease with lower normative and higher continuance commitment, lower (extrinsic and intrinsic) job satisfaction and both lower promotion and (somewhat surprisingly) even lower prevention orientation. Expanding previous studies, results show that satisfaction and commitment are also related to burnout and that those participants who are currently employed but had experienced personal unemployment during the crisis showed more negative attitudes and higher burnout.

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Author:Yannis MarkovitsORCiDGND, Diana BoerGND, Sibylle Gerbers, Rolf van DickORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Athens journal of business & economics
Publisher:Business & Law Research Division and the Economics Research Unit of ATINER
Place of publication:Athens
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2017
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/02/04
Tag:Greece; burnout; economic crisis; follow-up study; job satisfaction; organizational commitment
Page Number:16
First Page:85
Last Page:99
Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften / Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0