Motives and human needs at work: Their relevance for everyday working life and career paths
Friday 19th of May 11:30 am
This study examines relationships between age and work motivation in a sample of over 80,000 working adults across 28 countries by also exploring the potential effect of industry sector
The role of humor in recovery from organizational injustice: A two-study investigation
Organizational justice research demonstrates that people often react negatively when they experience workplace unfairness, such as ‘getting even’ with their perpetrator or performing their jobs less effectively (Ambrose & Schminke, 2009). This is not withstanding the impact on individuals themselves which may be emotionally, psychologically and physically adverse (Bies & Tripp, 1996). There have been calls to explore if, and how, employees can recover from workplace unfairness (Barclay & Saldhana, 2015). Drawing on Cognitive-Motivational-Relational theory (Lazarus, 1991) we explore whether the use of humor, in an injustice context, can mitigate an individual’s sense of unfairness.