Conservation of Resources in the Organizational Context: The Reality of Resources and Their Consequences

  title={Conservation of Resources in the Organizational Context: The Reality of Resources and Their Consequences},
  author={Stevan E Hobfoll and Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben and Jean‐Pierre Neveu and Mina Westman},
Over the past 30 years, conservation of resources (COR) theory has become one of the most widely cited theories in organizational psychology and organizational behavior. COR theory has been adopted across the many areas of the stress spectrum, from burnout to traumatic stress. Further attesting to the theory's centrality, COR theory is largely the basis for the more work-specific leading theory of organizational stress, namely the job demands-resources model. One of the major advantages of COR… 

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