Reference : Workplace attachment and meaning of work in a French secondary school.
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Workplace attachment and meaning of work in a French secondary school.
Rioux, Liliane* mailto [Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense > Psychologie environnementale appliquée au travail > > Prof.Dr.]
Pignault, Anne* mailto [Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense > Psychologie du travail et de l'orientation tout au long de la vie > > Ass. Prof. Dr.]
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Spanish Journal of Psychology
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[en] place attachment ; workplace ; meaning of work ; environmental psychology
[en] This research aims to gain a better understanding of the attachment of teachers to their workplace by identifying the areas to which they become attached and which give meaning to their work. Based on the belief that place attachment is an affective bond between a person and his or her environment (Bonnes & Secchiaroli, 1995), its aim is to identify the attachment of secondary school teachers to their workplace, which is viewed as a whole but also as a combination of specific places, and to show that the places that predict overall workplace attachment are also those that give meaning to work. A Workplace Attachment Scale was completed by 158 teachers in a secondary school in the Paris region (France). This questionnaire contained items evaluating attachment to each specific place of work and others adapted from the meaning-of-work scale evaluating the meaning given to each of these places. The results show that all the teachers were more closely attached to places that provide opportunities for informal communication than to those directly related to teaching. The main workplace attachment predictors also concern places constituting the essence of the profession and/or places where teachers can manage their organizational stress.
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