Garbage Can Hypothesis

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A theory on senescence that holds that ageing cells are converted to a multigenerational wastebasket—that older cells accumulate metabolic products capable of damaging macromolecules (e.g., proteins and nucleic acids), and are less efficient in repairing damage
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Based on role accumulation theory (Goode, 1960), this study examines the possibility that there may be additional positive outcomes to employees who sometimes feel obligated or pressured to engage in OCB.
Work-family literature has yielded two competing viewpoints: (1) work-family conflict, drawn from role strain theory and (2) work-family enrichment, drawn from role accumulation theory.
Role accumulation theory was introduced as a challenge to the assumption that multiple roles result in role strain Despite empirical investigations that support the assumption that role conflict and role overload from multiple roles lead to role strain, millions of individuals continue to occupy multiple roles successfully.
2002) empirically examined multiple roles of managerial women based on role accumulation theory and found that multiple roles provide life satisfaction, self-esteem, and self-acceptance; furthermore, a qualitative review revealed that multiple roles of managerial women provide psychological benefits, emotional advice and support, practice at multitasking, opportunities to enrich interpersonal skills, and leadership skills.
Drawing on role accumulation theory and Kahn's (1990) conceptualization of job engagement, when individuals feel pressured to perform above and beyond their job description, the added pressure is likely to produce a sense of heightened awareness and attention to one's work, enabling active participation and a display of increased emotional and physical energy.
2003) 'Neoliberalism and the social structure of accumulation theory of long-run capital accumulation', Review of Radical Political Economics 35(3), pp.