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Hiding in plain sight: Tactical concealment as a complex pathway to relational wellbeing

Jones, D, Wall, T, Kenworthy, A, Hurd, F, Dyer, S, Hudges, P and Sankaran, S Hiding in plain sight: Tactical concealment as a complex pathway to relational wellbeing. Organization: the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society. ISSN 1350-5084 (Accepted)

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We argue that the current environment in higher education is one of the primary drivers for the widespread adoption of concealment tactics with the aim of enhancing wellbeing. To explore the relationship between concealment and wellbeing, we draw upon Scott’s (1990) conceptualization of ‘hidden transcripts’ and Keyes’s (1998, 2002) five dimensions of social wellbeing. Using a collaborative ethnographic approach, we examine a two-year period of individual and collective inquiry by an eclectic multidisciplinary, international group of academics. Our empirical and theoretical contributions expose a complex and, at times, seemingly contradictory relationship between tactical concealments and relational wellbeing, with variously generative and destructive pathways between them. Our research offers a lens through which we can critically explore and extend our understanding of alternative pathways to wellbeing in organizational life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an accepted version of an article to be published in: Organization
Uncontrolled Keywords: wellbeing; concealment; relational; 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; 16 Studies in Human Society; 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies; Business & Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2022 10:05
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2022 10:05
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18502

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