Committee Chair

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.

Committee Member

Weathington, Bart L.; O'Leary, Brian J.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The importance an individual places on one role over another is captured by a person’s identity salience, which can affect how work and nonwork roles are viewed and how one allocates time and resources to these roles. Within the literature there is a need to further understand what personal factors may influence the development of a person’s identity salience and ultimately contribute to the choices people make surrounding work and nonwork domains. The present study was designed to assess the impact of four higher order values that contribute to a person’s identity salience. Also examined was the potential impact of identity salience on the way individuals prioritize work and nonwork roles. Results indicated that coll ectively, values play a significant role in the formation of identity salience, and both work and nonwork identity salience significantly influence role prioritization. This study contributes to the work-nonwork roles literature and improves our understanding of why and how identity salience factors into the role management process.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2013

Subject

Identity (Psychology); Work (Psychological aspects); Work and family; Life

Discipline

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 56 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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