Linking resilience and organizational commitment: does happiness matter?

Paul, Happy and Budhwar, Pawan and Bamel, Umesh Kumar (2019) Linking resilience and organizational commitment: does happiness matter? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. pp. 2051-6614. ISSN 2051-6614

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose and empirically test a model that examines subjective well-being (SWB) components (affect balance and life satisfaction, colloquially referred to as “happiness”), as the intervening variables between resilience and organizational commitment (OC), drawing on appraisal theory and job demands‒resources model. Design/methodology/approach – Based on an employee sample (n¼345) from Indian organizations, this studyusesstructuralequationmodeling toconfirmthedifferentialmediatingmechanism forOC dimensions. Findings – The results suggest that resilience can create a pathway for positive emotions and increase life satisfaction, which, in turn, can help an employee to stick to the organization. Notably, findings indicate that affect balance fully mediates the linkages between resilience and affective commitment, whereas life satisfaction fully mediates the relationship between resilience and continuance commitment. Practicalimplications – Besidesmakingusefulcontributionsto theconcernedliterature,thefindings also have useful messages for managers and organizations trying to develop a committed workforce by building employee resilience. Originality/value – Although previous studies have supported the relationship between resilience and OC, todate,nostudyhasanalyzedthemotivationalandcognitiveprocessthroughwhichresiliencerelatestoeach dimension of OC (i.e. affective, normative and continuance).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational commitment; Resilience; Life satisfaction; Positive affect; Subjective well-being
Subjects: Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management > Perormance Management
Divisions: Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Mr. Muralidhara D
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 06:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 06:44

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