The Cyclical PTREAD Model of Identity and Well-being Sensemaking: An Abductive Cross-Cultural Replication

Gwyn Mapp, Teresa J. Rothausen, Hazel Mawdsley

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This abductive qualitative study examines whether factors of the PTREAD Model are present in South Wales, UK. Considerable evidence was found of the presence of the PTREAD Model in the study, thereby suggesting that PTREAD Model could be generalisable. The results were considered Trustworthy and Authentic. The implications for research are that the three main strands of employee turnover theory may actually be the same process viewed from different angles; That employee turnover theory may be a sub-theory of stress in the workplace rather than a discrete theory in and of itself; and that employee turnover may be an emergent behaviour of a Complex Adaptive System. The implication for practice is that novel approaches may be developed to identify and address employees at risk from employee turnover and/or burnout.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Academy of Management
Place of PublicationManchester
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2022
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference 2022: Reimagining business and management as a force for good - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20222 Sep 2022


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference 2022
Abbreviated titleBAM2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • identity
  • well-being
  • eudaimonia
  • stress
  • strain
  • coping mechanisms
  • employee turnover
  • sensemaking
  • heuristics
  • bounded rationality
  • complexity
  • pragmatism


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