The present study aims at expanding research on objectification by exploring the consequences of being objectified in a real work setting. Building on previous literature on this field, we hypothesized that perceptions of being treated as an instrument by one's own foreman would be positively related with workers' tendency to objectify themselves (i.e., to perceive themselves as lacking human mental states). Further, we proposed the two key dimensions of job burnout (i.e., exhaustion and cynicism) as the psychological mechanisms underlying the relationship between other- and self-objectification. A double mediation model supported our expectations: workers' perception of being objectified by their foremen were positively related with increased exhaustion, which in turn heightened the levels of workers' cynicism. In turn, cynicism negatively affected the self-attribution of human mental states. Results are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications

Baldissarri, C., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C. (2014). When work does not enobble man: Psychological consequences of working objectification. TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 21(3), 327-339 [10.4473/TPM21.3.7].

When work does not enobble man: Psychological consequences of working objectification

BALDISSARRI, CRISTINA;VOLPATO, CHIARA
2014

Abstract

The present study aims at expanding research on objectification by exploring the consequences of being objectified in a real work setting. Building on previous literature on this field, we hypothesized that perceptions of being treated as an instrument by one's own foreman would be positively related with workers' tendency to objectify themselves (i.e., to perceive themselves as lacking human mental states). Further, we proposed the two key dimensions of job burnout (i.e., exhaustion and cynicism) as the psychological mechanisms underlying the relationship between other- and self-objectification. A double mediation model supported our expectations: workers' perception of being objectified by their foremen were positively related with increased exhaustion, which in turn heightened the levels of workers' cynicism. In turn, cynicism negatively affected the self-attribution of human mental states. Results are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Job burnout; Mental states; Objectification; Workers
English
2014
21
3
327
339
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Baldissarri, C., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C. (2014). When work does not enobble man: Psychological consequences of working objectification. TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 21(3), 327-339 [10.4473/TPM21.3.7].
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