Stereotype threat as a determinant of burnout or work engagement. Mediating role of positive and negative emotions

Sylwia Bedyńska , Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda


Stereotype threat as an example of serious interpersonal strain at workplace can lead either to impaired work engagement or it can motivate workers to strengthen their efforts to disconfirm a stereotype and can result in excessive work engagement. Thus, the basic aim of the study was to examine whether stereotype threat is related to burnout or to work engagement. The mediating role of the negative and positive emotions were also tested in the classical approach. Mediational analysis revealed a linear relation of stereotype threat and burnout, mediated by negative emotions and a quadratic relationship between stereotype threat and work engagement. In the latter analysis none of the mediators were significant. Therefore, the results showed that both burnout and work engagement are associated with stereotype threat at the workplace, probably depending on the stage of response to the stereotype threat. Further research should confirm these associations in a longitudinal study.
Author Sylwia Bedyńska (Wydział Psychologii)
Sylwia Bedyńska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda
Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishstereotype threat; burnout; positive emotions; negative emotions; work engagement
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3311 Safety Research; 2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.729; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 0.381 (2) - 2015=0.711 (5)
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