Title

Applying the 'happy-productive worker thesis' to Australian managers

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computing, Health and Science

RAS ID

2579

Comments

Hosie, P., Forster, N., & Sevastos, P. (2003). Applying the'happy-productive worker thesis' to Australian managers. In Surfing the waves: 17th ANZAM Conference. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University. Abstract only available at https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecuworks/7140/

Abstract

This paper examines the 'happy-productive worker' thesis, by investigating the impact of job-related affective well-being and intrinsic job satisfaction on Australian managers' performance. Decades of research have been unable to establish a strong link between intrinsic job satisfaction and performance. Despite mixed empirical evidence, there is support in the literature to suggest that a relationship exists between affective well-being and managers' performance. This research established which indicators of managers' affective well-being and intrinsic job satisfaction predict dimensions of their contextual and task performance. Self-report data were used to measure affective well-being and intrinsic job satisfaction, while supervisor-ratings provided an evaluation of managers' contextual and task performance. An empirical methodology (N=1552 Australian managers) was used to test the research questions and to suggest A Partial Model of Managers' Affective Well-being, Intrinsic Job Satisfaction and Performance.

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