Title: Does positive organisational behaviour and career commitment lead to work happiness?
Authors: Safiah Omar; Sharmila Jayasingam; Raida Abu Bakar
Addresses: Department of Business Policy and Strategy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia ' Department of Business Policy and Strategy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia ' Department of Business Policy and Strategy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Abstract: This study aims to identify if positive organisational behaviour (POB) and career commitment affect work happiness. Assessment on these two factors were conducted via structural equation modelling. A cross-sectional study comprising 393 ICT professionals working in Malaysia was conducted through a questionnaire survey that was based on the seven-point Likert scale. The research model used was guided by the broaden-and-build theory and the self-determination theory. AMOS version 21 was used for the analyses. Findings indicate that POB has positive relationships with work happiness but career commitment has no significant relationship with work happiness. There was evidence to support that individuals who were positive in nature were more likely to feel happy with their work. There was also evidence to reject the notion that a committed worker was a happy worker. These findings have practical implications on the management and the development of an emerging workforce.
Keywords: positive organisational behaviour; POB; career commitment; work happiness.
International Journal of Business Excellence, 2019 Vol.19 No.1, pp.44 - 64
Received: 11 Jan 2018
Accepted: 26 May 2018
Published online: 22 Aug 2019 *