International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Resource Loss and Resource Gain among Botswana Employees: A Test of the Conservation of Resources Theory
Pheko M. M.

According to the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory, people are motivated to acquire and protect resources that help attain goals. Research elsewhere suggests that the inevitable integration of work and non-work demands is one of the most critical challenges facing organizations, families, and individuals nowadays; however, such research remains non-existent in Botswana. Of main interest in the current study was the interplay between Family-Work-Conflict (FWC)—a demand; Instrumental Support (IS)—a resource; and a performance related distress termed Sensitivity Towards being the Target of Upward Comparison (STTUC) —an outcome. Data was collected and then statistically manipulated in order to test the proposed relationships.

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