Psihologia Resurselor Umane 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Oana Fodor Open Journal Systems <p><img style="float: left;" src="/public/site/images/copariuc/magazine-demo.png" alt="PRU"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <strong>Psihologia Resurselor Umane Journal</strong> is the official journal of the <a href=""><strong>Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology</strong></a> (APIO). PRU is devoted to publishing original investigations that contribute to an understanding of situational and individual challenges within an organizational context and that bring forth new knowledge in the field. The journal publishes primarily empirical articles and also welcomes methodological and theoretical articles on a broad range of topics covered by Organizational, Industrial, Work, Personnel and Occupational Health Psychology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Audience includes scholars, educators, managers, HR professionals, organizational consultants, practitioners in organizational and employee development. This journal is currently abstracted and indexed in the following databases: PsychINFO, Proquest, ERIH +, EBSCO, Scopus, DOAJ and Copernicus. Examples of topics covered in this journal are: job demands and resources, work stress, employee well-being, employee, positive and negative work behaviors, work-family conflict, personality in work contexts, leadership, job attitudes, HR practices, work motivation, personal resources, team effectiveness, employee performance, methods in I/O psychology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Editor:</strong> Oana Fodor</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Print ISSN:</strong> 1583 -7327</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Electronic ISSN</strong>: 2392 - 8077&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Published two times a year in April and October.</em></p> The digitization of working life: Challenges and opportunities 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Ana-Maria Cazan <p>In recent years, the role of technology in working life has increased. Technology and digitalization play a crucial role in the developmentof the organizations and the entire societies. The ascendance of digital organizations has also become a widely researched topic, the digital workplace environmentbeing an important organizational asset for increasing employee productivity (Köffer, 2015). Digitalization creates changes in the world of work, impacting not only business performance and worker productivity, but also job satisfaction, work/life balance, worker autonomy and monitoring across hierarchical levels. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in particular are essential components of working andimportant working tools (Korunka&amp;Vartiainen, 2017).</p> 2020-05-19T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Psihologia Resurselor Umane Psychological capital, health, and performance: the mediating role of burnout 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Daria Lupșa Delia Vîrgă <p>Psychological capital (PsyCap) is a state-like concept with roots in positive psychology. This study investigated the potential role of PsyCap, as a personal resource, in increasing the level of employees’ health (mental and physical) and performance. Based on the Job Demand-Resources theory, the mediating effect of burnout was examined using self-report data. The models were tested on 304 Romanian employees (51% women) from Information Technology &amp; Communications (IT&amp;C) companies, using structural equation modeling. The analysis found that burnout partially mediates the relationship between PsyCap and health (mental and physical) as well as the relationship between PsyCap and performance (task and contextual). The results highlight the role of PsyCap, as a personal resource, in health, and performance. These results are useful for implementing an evidence-based intervention to improve the level of PsyCap in IT&amp;C employees. An improvement in PsyCap would reduce burnout and enhance well-being and performance. This study highlights the mediating role of burnout in the relationship between psychological capital and two distinct outcomes: health and performance. Thus, this research helps identify further mediators of the relation between PsyCap and health and performance.</p> 2020-05-19T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Psihologia Resurselor Umane Ups and downs on the roller coaster of task conflict: the role of group cognitive complexity, collective emotional intelligence and team creativity 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Andreea Gheorghe Oana Fodor Anișoara Pavelea <p>This study explores the association between task conflict and team creativity and the role of group cognitive complexity (GCC) as a potential explanatory mechanism in a sample of 159 students organized in 49 groups. Moreover, we analyzed the moderating effect of collective emotional intelligence (CEI)in the relationship between task conflict and GCC.As hypothesized, we found that task conflict has a nonlinear relationship with GCC, but contrary to our expectations, it follows a U-shaped association, not an inversed U-shape. In addition,the moderating role of CEI was significant only at low levels. Contrary to our expectation, the mediating role of GCC did not receive empirical support. Theoretical and practical contributions are discussed.</p> 2020-05-19T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Psihologia Resurselor Umane Job demands when exhausted: the relationship between exhaustion and the perception of job demands mediated by self-undermining 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Lucia Rațiu Ana-Maria Dobre <p>There is a large body of literature devoted to factors that shape performance in organizations. Although much of this literature focuses on the relationships between job demands, job resources and performance, Bakker and his colleagues (2014; 2018) have recently drawn attention to self-undermining effects that can add support for a deeper understanding of such a relationship. The following contribution explores self-undermining related to exhaustion at work and its mediating role in the perception of three types of job demands in a sample of employees working in IT companies. More specifically, the paper draws on the concept of self-undermining to reflect on how it activates a loss cycle of job demands and potential negative reactions at work. We argue that (i) exhaustion has an indirect effect on the perception of job demands through self-undermining; and so on referring to each dimension of job demands: (ii) exhaustion has an indirect effect on the perception of workload through self-undermining; (iii) exhaustion has an indirect effect on the emotional load through self-undermining; (iv) exhaustion has an indirect effect on the cognitive load through self-undermining. In order to test the hypotheses, a cross-sectional design was employed. The regression analyses revealed that self-undermining mediated the relationship between exhaustion and the perception of workload meeting our expectations, and a significant indirect effect of exhaustion on the perception of job demands and emotional load. However, there is a need for future studies to generalize the results. Finally, theoretical and practical implications are discussed.</p> 2020-05-19T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Psihologia Resurselor Umane The role of Dark Triad on the link between Emotional Labor and Core Burnout 2020-05-25T19:25:46+03:00 Andrada Busuioc Andreea Butucescu <p>This study investigates whether the Dark Triad personality traits could be potential moderators of the relationship between the emotional labor and core burnout. The nonexperimental, cross-sectional study was based on a sample of 158 participants from different fields of activity. The results show that only narcissism (at medium and high scores) acts weakly as a moderator for the positive relation between emotional labor and burnout and, contrary to our hypothesis, it buffers the negative effects of emotional labor. These results can be explained in terms of Narcissism' conceptualization and are consistent with the newest proposed distinction form the literature between adaptive and maladaptive nature of this trait. Meanwhile the effects of the other moderators are insignificant. The results highlight both the importance of the emotional factor at work and the role of Dark Triad personality factors for core burnout.</p> 2020-05-19T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Psihologia Resurselor Umane