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Effects of tourism CSR on employee psychological capital in the COVID-19 crisis: from the perspective of conservation of resources theory

Effects of tourism CSR on employee psychological capital in the COVID-19 crisis: from the perspective of conservation of resources theory

Mao, Yan, He, Jie, Morrison, Alastair M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0754-1083 and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X (2020) Effects of tourism CSR on employee psychological capital in the COVID-19 crisis: from the perspective of conservation of resources theory. Current Issues in Tourism. ISSN 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1770706)

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Abstract

The main purpose of this research was to illustrate how companies contributed to employee psychological capital in tourism during the COVID-19 crisis based on the conservation of resources theory (CoR). Psychological capital including self-efficacy, hope, resilience and optimism is a key source of support at work, especially during challenging events. With threats to health and job security, employee psychological capital was unlikely to recover on its own naturally. However, tourism companies can augment employee psychological capital through corporate social responsibility (CSR). The effects of CSR on employee psychological capital remains unclear. This research examined differing effects of CSR on self-efficacy, hope, resilience and optimism. Based on a survey of 430 employees in tourism in China, the results showed that CSR had positive impacts on employee self-efficacy, hope, resilience and optimism through employee satisfaction with corporate COVID-19 responses. In addition, individual loss orientation strengthened the effects of CSR on employee self-efficacy, hope, resilience and optimism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate social responsibility (CSR); self-efficacy; hope; resilience; optimism; satisfaction with corporate COVID-19 responses; loss orientation; conservation of resources (CoR) theory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 04:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28222

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