We are organizing a presenter symposium on Meaningful Work in Educational Workplaces, intended to submit to the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, WA August 5-9, 2022. We invite you to submit a paper to the symposium.
'Meaningful work' has been defined by Rosso et al. (2010: 95) as a "work experienced as particularly significant and holding more positive meaning for individuals". Previous studies have shown that meaningful work is beneficial for employees' well-being (Arnold et al., 2007), job satisfaction (Scroggins, 2008; Steger et al., 2012), and work engagement (Olivier & Rothmann, 2007; Steger et al., 2013). Meaningful work has also been associated with reduced burnout (Malach Pines, 2002) and less intentions to quit (Scroggins, 2008). However, recent research on educational workplaces shows that these workplaces are perceived as stressful (Lensen et al., 2021; Olsen, 1993) and insecure (Bristow et al., 2017; Rosenblatt & Ruvio, 1996). These troubling findings may indicate employees' difficulties in achieving meaningful work.
The proposed symposium focuses on meaningful work in educational workplaces (i.e. kindergartens, schools and higher education institutions). More specifically, it concentrates on the perspectives of the employees (such as teachers, researchers and other staff).
If interested, please send an initial abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by December 10th, 2021.
We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts.
Hayuta Yinon (Israel) and Vivek G. Nair (India)