MULTIPLE JOB HOLDING, IDENTITY HARMONY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING: THE MEDIATING EFFECTS OF THRIVING
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Prior research has considered the impact of holding multiple jobs from the perspective of a side hustle within the gig economy, or moonlighting, and demonstrated both an enriching and a depleting effect. Adopting a different approach, I examine a sample of individuals who hold multiple jobs where the focal individual’s second job is classified as a professional job, namely being a soccer referee. I empirically examine identity harmony and identity conflict and their respective effect on individual psychological wellbeing via the mediating mechanism of thriving. I further suggest that the relationship between multiple job holding identity harmony / conflict and thriving will be strengthened (weekend) by an individual’s regulatory focus. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.