Uneasy Lies the Head that Bears the Trust: The Effects of Feeling Trusted on Emotional Exhaustion

  title={Uneasy Lies the Head that Bears the Trust: The Effects of Feeling Trusted on Emotional Exhaustion},
  author={Michael D. Baer and Rashpal K. Dhensa-Kahlon and Jason A. Colquitt and Jessica Beth Rodell and Ryan Outlaw and David M. Long},
  journal={Academy of Management Journal},
The construct of feeling trusted reflects the perception that another party is willing to accept vulnerability to one's actions. Although this construct has received far less attention than trusting, the consensus is that believing their supervisors trust them has benefits for employees' job performance. Our study challenges that consensus by arguing that feeling trusted can be exhausting for employees. Drawing on Stevan Hobfoll's conservation of resources theory, we develop a model in which… 

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