The Meaning of Furloughs on Family Identity
This paper utilizes and extends the Meaning Maintenance Model (MMM) by elucidating the meaning employees provide to both work and family during a furlough. Findings suggest that a furlough is associated with increases in perceived psychological contract breach, an indication that the meaning of work is being threatened. Following the furlough, employees’ family identity salience significantly increased. Further, rumination about the furlough increased the shift in family identity salience.
Publication: Personnel Review
Authors: Ashley Mandeville
Notes: LCOB Top Tier Award 2019