ABSTRACT: In this study, we examine the effects of healthy lifestyle for professionals in public accounting as a coping mechanism for role stress and resultant job outcomes. Prior research indicates that professionals in public accounting endure considerable stress, particularly during busy season, and as a result, many capable professionals leave public accounting. We collected data from accounting professionals in a large U.S. national public accounting firm and analyzed the causal relationships of role stressors and healthy lifestyle on job outcomes using a multidisciplinary research model. We found that role stress, mediated by job burnout and its effect on psychological well-being, has a negative impact on job outcomes. However, the negative effects of role stress and job burnout can be mitigated by a healthy lifestyle, mediated by its effect on vitality and psychological well-being.
Healthy Lifestyle as a Coping Mechanism for Role Stress in Public Accounting
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Ambrose Jones, Carolyn Strand Norman, Benson Wier; Healthy Lifestyle as a Coping Mechanism for Role Stress in Public Accounting. Behavioral Research in Accounting 1 January 2010; 22 (1): 21–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.2308/bria.2010.22.1.21
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