Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables

Goh, Pei Shan and Goh, Yong Wah and Jeevanandam, Loshnah and Nyolczas, Zsuzsa and Kun, Agota and Watanabe, Yayoi and Noro, Ikuko and Wang, Rong and Jiang, Jiang (2021) Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1038-4111


Abstract

To conceptualize how employees’ perception of job performance might be generated, the present study tested a process model of Seligman’s (2011,The Journal of Positive Psychology13,333)PERMA. Hierarchical regression and mediation analyses were conducted on 648 working adults from Hungary, Japan,China and Australia. A significant mediation effect of Positive Relationships and Meaning on the path-way from Positive Emotions to Accomplishment was found. Meaning was a stronger mediator than Positive Relationships. The indirect effect of Engagement as a mediator between Positive Emotions and Accomplishment was not significant, contrary to past empirical evidence of Engagement as a mediator.These findings demonstrate the significance of examining PERMA with a holistic approach. The implications of this study on workplace performance interventions are also discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 12 February 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 04:30
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: job Performance, PERMA, positive emotions
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350505 Occupational and workplace health and safety
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350507 Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200401 Behaviour and health
20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12283
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41510

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