Moving beyond the pleasure principle: within and between-occasion effects of employee eudaimonia within a school organizational climate context

Burns, Richard Andrew and Machin, Michael Anthony (2012) Moving beyond the pleasure principle: within and between-occasion effects of employee eudaimonia within a school organizational climate context. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80 (1). pp. 118-128. ISSN 0001-8791

Abstract

Eudaimonic notions of well-being have increasingly figured in the well-being literature. The impact of such constructs in the organizational psychology literature has been more limited. Within an Organizational Health Research Framework (OHRF), we present findings that demonstrate the importance of eudaimonic, or psychological well-being (PWB), constructs which have been purported to be more temporally stable than affective dimensions of subjective well-being (SWB). Several hypotheses were tested on three school teacher samples from around the globe. Of particular emphasis, both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses indicated that the predictive model demonstrated that individual PWB is the strongest predictor of employees' positive affect while positive organizational climate was the strongest predictor of school morale and distress. In conclusion, we found support for the role of eudaimonic constructs within the OHRF, identifying independent effects for individual and organizational characteristics on employee well-being, and with differential effects on positive and negative domains of SWB.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restrcited access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Prof Tony Machin
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 04:33
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee well-being; organizational climate; psychological well-being; subjective well-being; school morale; school distress
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2011.04.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19278

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