Discrepancy between individual and organizational values: Occupational burnout and work engagement among white-collar workers

Anna Dylag , Magdalena Jaworek , Waldemar Karwowski , Małgorzata Kożusznik , Tadeusz Marek


This pilot study aimed to investigate the level of discrepancy between individual and organizational values, and assessed its impact on white-collar workers’ job burnout and work engagement. The study examined the hypothesis that the better the fit between individual and organizational values, the higher the work engagement and the lower the risk of professional burnout. The modified Schwartz’s typology of values, focusing on work related issues, was used as a framework for the study. Also, organizational level analysis was incorporated into the study questionnaire in order to capture the potential mismatch effect between the person and his or her work environment. A total of 480 white-collar workers employed in Polish public and private organizations participated in the study. They represented various service industry sectors, including education, health care, and sales. The results showed an increase in occupational burnout and decrease in work engagement under condition of perceived discrepancy between individual and organizational values at work. Relevance to industry: This study is concerned with a fundamental problem of human resource management related to the level of work engagement and professional burnout of white collar workers employed in Polish enterprises.
Author Anna Dylag
Anna Dylag,,
, Magdalena Jaworek
Magdalena Jaworek,,
, Waldemar Karwowski
Waldemar Karwowski,,
, Małgorzata Kożusznik
Małgorzata Kożusznik,,
, Tadeusz Marek (Wydział Psychologii)
Tadeusz Marek,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishIndividual and organizational values, Occupational burnout, Work engagement, White-collar workers
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3307 Human Factors and Ergonomics
DOIDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2013.01.002
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169814113000036
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.914; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.214 (2) - 2013=1.369 (5)
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