Pathways for Positive Identity Construction at Work : Four Types of Positive Identity and the Building of Social Resources

@inproceedings{Dutton2010PathwaysFP,
  title={Pathways for Positive Identity Construction at Work : Four Types of Positive Identity and the Building of Social Resources},
  author={Jane E. Dutton},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we organize research on work-related identities into a four-perspective typology that captures different ways identities can be “positive.” Each perspective on positive identity—virtue, evaluative, developmental, and structural—highlights a different source of positivity and opens new avenues for theorizing about identity construction. We use these four perspectives to develop propositions about how different forms of positive work-related identity construction can strengthen… CONTINUE READING

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