Influence of employees attachment styles on their life satisfaction as mediated by job satisfaction and burnout

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to obtain better insight into the associations between attachment styles and employees life satisfaction. This was achieved by examining the mediating roles of burnout and job satisfaction. Three hundred and thirty-nine employees, from a convenience community sample, participated in the current study. Results of the mediation model indicated that the associations between avoidance and life satisfaction were mediated by burnout and job satisfaction. However, the associations between attachment anxiety and life satisfaction were mediated by burnout but not by job satisfaction. Theoretical and practical implications for organizations and for attachment theory at work are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-377
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Volume149
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 May 2015

Keywords

  • attachment
  • burnout
  • job satisfaction
  • life satisfaction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology

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