Auzoult, L., & Personnaz, B.
The role of organizational culture and self-consciousness in self-objectification in the workplace
In this study, we examine the process of self-objectification in the workplace. In a previous study on this subject, it was highlighted that the perception of being objectified induces self-objectification via the mediation of burnout in the workplace. We introduce the hypothesis that organizational culture could also explain self-objectification. Likewise, the shift from the perception of being objectified to self-objectification may be moderated by the level of self-consciousness. Employees (N = 363) from various economic sectors replied to a questionnaire measuring organizational culture, the perception of being objectified, self-objectification, burnout, and self-consciousness. The results did not support the mediation of the levels of burnout, but highlighted that culture is associated with self-objectification. The moderation effect of private self-consciousness on the relationship between the perception of being objectified and self-objectification was also observed.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2016, Vol. 23, pp. 271-284, DOI: 10.4473/TPM23.3.1Back