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1. Georganta, Aikaterini. Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement.

Degree: 2017, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας

The overall aim of this PhD thesis is to demonstrate how the phenomenon of fun is crucial to better understanding work life. The first study was a meta-synthesis of the literature were workplace fun was conceptualized as a job resource and integrated into the Job Demands and Resources Model. Overall, the synthesis revealed that there was a significant gap in the literature with regard to qualitative research exploring the meaning of fun as a workplace phenomenon. The second study was qualitative one with data collected via individual interviews with the goal to understand fun in the workplace as a psychological phenomenon, to list activities that are considered fun, and to explore concepts related to fun. For the third study fun was explored in the hospital environment. Two focus groups were conducted with medical residents who worked in public hospitals of north Greece in order to reveal how someone can have fun while working in a hospital, to understand the attitudes towards having fun and to get an insight to the obstacles related to it. The fourth study used also a qualitative approach aiming at exploring positive relationships in the school, revealing how teachers can have fun while working and understanding whether fun based relationships can enhance collaboration. The participants were teachers who worked in public primary schools. The fifth study was a cross-sectional study and employed individuals participated by filling in a questionnaire. The aim of this study was two-fold; to explore and validate a more comprehensive taxonomy of workplace fun, and secondly to examine the role of fun in relation to key organizational outcomes; burnout, engagement, need for recovery from work, turnover intentions and chronic social stressors. Also, the roles of benevolent leadership, freedom of speech and trust were examined. In terms of the first aim, nine fun related variables were identified; playful fun, fun events, fun special events, management support for fun, gossip, personal freedoms, organized fun, pure organic fun, and socializing fun. These nine workplace fun factors were categorized in three clusters of fun types; (1) fun climate consisting of the dimensions (a) management support for fun and (b) personal freedoms, (2) managed fun consisting of the dimensions (c) fun events and (d) special fun events, and (3) organic fun consisting of (e) organized fun, (f) socializing fun, (g) pure organic fun, (h) playful fun, and (i) gossip. Management support for fun emerged as the most important predictor of outcomes as it correlated with and predicted all the variables of this study in accordance to the hypotheses. All categories of workplace fun functioned as a job resource confirming its enhancing role, and its buffering effects were suggested by the results of this study confirming its protective role.

Ο γενικός στόχος της παρούσας διδακτορικής διατριβής είναι να δείξει τον τρόπο με τον οποίο το φαινόμενο της διασκέδασης είναι ζωτικής σημασίας για την καλύτερη κατανόηση της επαγγελματικής ζωής. Η παρούσα διατριβή…

Subjects/Keywords: Διασκέδαση; Εργασιακός χώρος; Ευημερία; Επαγγελματική εξουθένωση; Εργασιακή δέσμευση; Ανάγκη για ανάρρωση από την εργασία; Συναδελφικότητα; Πρόθεση παραίτησης; Χρόνιοι κοινωνικοί στρεσσογόνοι παράγοντες; Μοντέλο απαιτήσεων και πόρων εργασίας; Fun; Workplaces; Well-being; Job burnout; Job engagement; Need for recovery from work; Trust; Collegiality; Turnover intentions; Chronic social stressors; Job demands and resources model; Hospital; School; Benevolent leadership; Freedom of speech; Culture

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APA (6th Edition):

Georganta, A. (2017). Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement. (Thesis). Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/44521

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Georganta, Aikaterini. “Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement.” 2017. Thesis, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/44521.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Georganta, Aikaterini. “Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement.” 2017. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Georganta A. Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement. [Internet] [Thesis]. Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας; 2017. [cited 2019 Jul 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/44521.

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Council of Science Editors:

Georganta A. Fun and positive experiences in the workplace: effects on job burnout, need for recovery and job engagement. [Thesis]. Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/44521

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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