Personality and Individual Differences
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Conservation of resources (COR) theory posits that people strive to retain and protect valued resources and that multiple resources are preferred to aid coping (Hobfoll & Shirom, 2000). I examine the interaction of two resources – need for cognition (NFC) and ability to manage resources – and their interactive effects on depressed mood at work (DMW). Results support my predictions that individuals high in both (NFC and ability to manage resources) reported lower levels of DMW. I discuss the strengths, limitations, and directions for future research.
Gallagher, V. C. (2012). Managing Resources and Need for Cognition: Impact on Depressed Mood at Work. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, pp. 534–537.
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