Lutgert Research

The Meaning of Furloughs on Family Identity

November 20, 2020  / Ashley Mandeville  / Tags: LCOB Top Tier Award, Management, 2019

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