Title: Exploring antecedents and mediators of thriving at work: a mixed-method approach

Authors: Nasrin Nekooee; Ali Nasr Isfahani; Mehdi Abzari; Hadi Teimouri

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative and Economics, University of Isfahan, Azadi Sq., Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative and Economics, University of Isfahan, Azadi Sq., Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative and Economics, University of Isfahan, Azadi Sq., Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative and Economics, University of Isfahan, Azadi Sq., Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The current study aimed at designing a multi-level model of the antecedents and mediators of thriving at work at individual, group and organisational levels. In this study, thriving is defined as a 'psychological state in which faculty members experience both a sense of vitality and learning at work'. This study employed a mixed exploratory design. In the qualitative phase of the study, the data were collected through semi-structural interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. In the quantitative phase of the study, SEM and CFA were used to analyse the data with Amos 23. Bootstrapping method with SPSS macro was also used to evaluate the effect of the mediator variables. The results revealed that task resources and developmental resources with the mediating effect of personal resources had a significant effect on individual thriving. Social resources and team resources with the mediating effect of agentic work behaviours also had a significant effect on individual, group and organisational thriving. Additionally, cultural resources with the mediating effect of organisational resources had a significant effect on organisational thriving.

Keywords: individual thriving; group thriving; organisational thriving; vitality; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.10025594

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.25 No.1, pp.117 - 143

Received: 22 Jan 2019
Accepted: 24 Jul 2019

Published online: 14 May 2021 *

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