Negative Effects of Organizational Identification of the Worker: Role of the Workaholism



In the previous researches it is shown that the strong feeling of identification of the worker with the organization has a row of positive correlates both for the worker, and for the organization. However, in several recent researches the empirical evidence of presence at organizational identification of negative correlates are obtained. In this research communication of organizational identification and wellbeing of the worker is studied, namely, the assumption of a mediation role of workaholism is tested. The results received by means of the survey of 1783 employees of the large Russian organization showed that the level of organizational identification of the worker promotes increase for it in excessiveness and compulsiveness of work that in turn, promotes the increase of its emotional exhaustion and the work-family conflict. These results show a dual role of identification of the worker with the organization, empirically show presence at organizational identification of potential negative effects, and also explain one of mechanisms of their emergence.

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Keywords: organizational identification, workaholism, job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, work-family conflict

Journal rubric: Empirical Research


For citation: Lovakov A.V. Negative Effects of Organizational Identification of the Worker: Role of the Workaholism. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2017. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 51–66. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2017080204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Andrey V. Lovakov, Junior Research Fellow, Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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