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Feeling well by being together: study of Swedish auditors
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Kristianstad University. (Corporate Governance)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8938-2150
Kristianstad University ; Linköping University.
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2016 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 54, no 1, 79-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: As guardians of the public interest, auditors represent a unique occupational group. The group that has shown to experience high level of stress and overload is often being associated with environmentally imposed responsibility as well as organizationally imposed performance demands. It is the latter aspects, represented by the concept of organizational culture, that is being highlighted in this paper and its relationship to auditor’s well-being

OBJECTIVES: The paper aims to explore organizational culture as an antecedent of auditors’ well-being, which is assumed to have important consequences for the quality of auditors’ work.

METHODS: This study is based on a survey of 207 Swedish auditors. Using established and validated instruments measuring aspects of organizational culture and personal well-being, the study employed correlations and multiple regression analysis in testing the relationship between the two.

RESULTS: The results of the study suggest that an increasing degree of collectivistic organizational culture has a positive relationship with three aspects of well-being: Job satisfaction, life balance and life satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first attempt to explore well-being of auditors and its antecedents represented by organizational culture. Contrary to the expectation that auditors take an individualistic approach to their work, this study establishes that auditors feel best in a work environment characterized by a collectivist organizational culture.

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IOS Press, 2016. Vol. 54, no 1, 79-86 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational culture, Well-being, Occupational health, Profession
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Work Sciences
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Social Sciences, Studies of Professions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53862DOI: 10.3233/WOR-162270ISI: 000377652400010PubMedID: 26967035Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84973470258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53862DiVA: diva2:939285
Available from: 2016-06-18 Created: 2016-06-18 Last updated: 2017-02-17Bibliographically approved

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