Individual well-being outcomes like engagement and burnout can have a major impact on employees and their performance. As a result, the organization itself may experience serious repercussions, financial and otherwise. Teams have become ubiquitous within modern organizations, with operations largely consisting of workers that engage in various levels of teamwork. As such, factors of team dynamics might influence well-being outcomes by either improving or exacerbating the occupational health of the employee. Research has demonstrated that team roles are foundational and enacted within every team; however, there is little existing literature assessing the impact of team role alignment on employee well-being. The study herein proposed that team role alignment relates to an individual's level of engagement or burnout. It was hypothesized that a higher degree of alignment relates positively to engagement and negatively to burnout; and conversely, that a lower degree of alignment relates negatively to engagement and positively to burnout. Furthermore, the type of coping that an individual utilizes may serve as a protective factor against team role misalignment, acting to buffer the effects of perceived stress. Results indicate that team role alignment relates positively to engagement and negatively to burnout, as hypothesized. Additionally, the coping style of denial moderates the relationship between team role alignment and engagement. The present work is intended to bring awareness to the impact of team role alignment and may assist in mitigating the potential negative consequences that misalignment may have on the employee, the team, and the organization.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
Industrial Organizational Psychology
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Moavero, Justine, "Examining the Moderating Role of Coping Strategies in the Relationship Between Team Role Alignment and Employee Well-being Outcomes" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 103.