The Effects of Compassion experienced by Social Workers on Collective Self-Esteem: Mediating Effect of Positive Work-Related Identity and Moderating Effect of Organizational Identification

사회복지사들이 경험하는 컴페션이 집단적 자긍심에 미치는 영향: 긍정적 업무관련 정체성의 매개효과와 조직 동일시의 조절효과

  • Ko, Sung-Hoon (Dept. of Business, Kyungpook National University)
  • 고성훈 (경북대학교 경상대학 경영학부)
  • Received : 2018.08.14
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effect of compassion on collective self esteem through positive work-related identity, and to demonstrate the mediating effect of positive work-related identity and the moderating effect of organizational identification. In this study, The data collection was targeted at 369 social workers working in 13 social welfare facilities and institutions in Gyeonggi Province and 12 in Seoul from April 1 to April 25, 2018. It was demonstrated that compassion had a positive effect on positive work-related identity. Also, it was proved that positive work-related identity had a positive effect on collective self esteem, and mediating effect of positive work-related identity and moderating effect of organizational identification were also significant. Therefore, this study suggests social workers experienced compassion will have positive work-related identity, collective self esteem, and organizational identification.


Compassion;Positive work-related identity;Collective self esteem;Organizational identification;Social worker


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