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International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion

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International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion (15 papers in press)

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  • A Study of Emotional Commitment and Meaningfulness of Work among Teaching Faculties in India by Using Structural Equation Modeling.   Order a copy of this article
    by Shruti Traymbak 
    Abstract: The objective of the present study is to examine the impact of job characteristics like task significance, task identity and autonomy on affective or emotional commitment among teaching faculties in India which had received little attention in Indian context. This study finds a new way to determine relationship of meaningfulness of work like task significance, task identity and autonomy with emotional or affective commitment and also determines the mediating effects of meaningfulness of work between job characteristics and affective commitment. A sample of 477 faculties from various private colleges in India has participated. Structural equation modelling had used to analyse data. The findings of the study are that meaningfulness of work mediates the relationship between job characteristics and affective commitment. It is very interesting to note that affective commitment had high correlation with meaningfulness of work which means teaching faculties prefer to attach emotionally with organisation if they find their job meaningfulness.
    Keywords: affective commitment; emotional commitment; job characteristics; task significance; task identity; autonomy; meaningfulness of work; job characteristics; mediating effects.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10059188
  • Interactional Effect Between Individual Characteristics and Features of Moral Elevation Stories on Moral Judgment and Moral Behaviour   Order a copy of this article
    by Subhan El Hafiz, Fahrul Rozi 
    Abstract: In addition to specific features of the virtuous action that affect morality, individual contexts, such as institutions, also serve as moral agents in influencing morality. However, it remains unclear how the interaction between a feature of moral elevation and viewer identity will affect morality. Thus, the present study aims to demonstrate the interaction between features in virtuous action stories and individual identity to morality. In the present study, 2
    Keywords: identity activator; identity theory; moral elevation; utilitarian judgment; moral judgment.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10059515
  • Does Organization Career Support help in Building Psychological Well-being: Role of Psychological Capital and Protean Career Orientation   Order a copy of this article
    by Sunil Kumar, Potnuru Ram Krishna Gupta 
    Abstract: This research attempts to examine the role of organisational career support in enhancing psychological well-being using the drivers of psychological capital and protean career orientation in the higher education context. 391 employee responses were gathered from the selected Indian higher education institutions (HEIs) through the opinion survey method. The validation of the research hypotheses involves the implementation of the structural equation modelling (SEM) approach. Empirical results show significant effects for all hypothesised relationships between the construct of interest. The findings offer relevant insights into understanding nuances of employee well-being concepts in emerging countries and thus, extend domain knowledge. Further, these results provide cues to the HR managers, institutional authorities, and educational policymakers to emphasise strategy-building, which can render high levels of psychological satisfaction to the employees in the higher education sector. The overall well-being of the employees can act as a catalyst for the long-term success of higher education institutions.
    Keywords: organisational support; psychological capital; employee well-being; protean career; higher education.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10059739
  • The Relationships among HRM Practices, Perceived Fairness, and Job Performance: Evidence from Logistics Firms in Vietnam   Order a copy of this article
    by Van Dang Nguyen, Nam Tien Duong 
    Abstract: Human resource management (HRM) refers to a series of policies, measures, and systems adopted by an enterprise that affect the behaviour, attitude, and performance of its employees. Enterprises need to think strategically about how to maximise the effectiveness of their HRM practices and thereby improve their operational performance. This study explores the relationship between HRM practices and job performance while considering the moderating effect of perceived fairness. Logistics firms in Vietnam were used as the research subjects, and sample data were collected through a questionnaire survey. A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed, and 216 valid questionnaires were collected, with a recovery rate of 88%. The results show that a high level of perceived fairness and a good fit with employee relations can lead to better work efficiency, while a high level of perceived interactional fairness and a good fit with compensation and benefits can lead to better work effectiveness.
    Keywords: human resource management; HRM; logistics; performance; employee; fairness; Vietnam.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10059896
  • A Review of Factors Influencing Job-Home Balance of Indian Women Employees in Service Sectors   Order a copy of this article
    by Thriveni Kumari, Vangapandu Rama Devi 
    Abstract: Women employees are playing a major role in Indian service sectors since they find their career more suitable there. But in the present dynamic organisational environment women employees face difficulty in keeping their job and home domains equal and stable. Therefore the present study is to look into the factors that influence job-home balance (JHB) of women employees working in India. With a sample of 360 women employees working in different service sectors such as banking, education, insurance, medical and BPO in India were considered for the study. Using a structured questionnaire the data is collected and analysed through factor analysis, correlation and multiple regression analysis. The results showed that JHB is influenced by the factors such as demographic variables, job environment, nature of job, personal relationship, personal wellbeing and stress management. Also, these factors have showed a significant and strong relationship with JHB.
    Keywords: demographic variables; DVs; India; job-home balance; JHB; factors; job environment; JE; nature of job.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10060576
  • What Drives Entrepreneurs' Life Satisfaction A Configurational Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Jawadul ISLAM, Arifur Rahman, Jahangir Alam, Tanzina Akhter, Md. Abul Kalam Azad 
    Abstract: Entrepreneurs life satisfaction differs from the general factors that contribute to overall life satisfaction. There are specific variables that impact the satisfaction of entrepreneurs, which play a crucial role in assisting entrepreneurs in making professional choices, demonstrating dedication, developing effective business models, maintaining emotional stability, and achieving success. The objective of our research is to identify problems, comprehend different situations, and proposes significant solutions that can help entrepreneurs attain life satisfaction. In this study, a random sampling technique was employed to gather data. Total 211 valid responses were obtained from 255 primary responses from 67 countries. The findings from the fsQCA analysis identified four essential factors that contribute to entrepreneurial life satisfaction. Considering gender and the evolving entrepreneurial landscape, alternative approaches have been proposed. Additionally, we introduce an employee topology perspective on entrepreneurial life satisfaction, which provided valuable insights. By comprehending the key factors that drive life satisfaction, entrepreneurs can make well-informed decisions and take actions that have a positive impact on their well-being.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurial attitude; Entrepreneurial performance; Entrepreneurial behavior; Entrepreneurial competencies; fsQCA.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10061140
  • Linking Academic Engagement and Students' PsyCap: The Mediated Role of Perceived Career Adaptability and Positive Affect   Order a copy of this article
    by Musarrat Shaheen, A.K. Subramani, N. Akbar Jan 
    Abstract: The researchers aim to investigate the role of academic engagement, career adaptability, and positive affect in fostering psychological resources, (i.e., psychological capital), among students. The data were collected after obtaining informed verbal consent from 256 management students from renowned higher education institutes (HEIs) in India. Since all the constructs are reflective, covariance-based structural equation modelling (CB-SEM) is used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed that academic engagement has direct and indirect effects on students' psychological capital. Career adaptability and positive affects are found to mediate the influence of academic engagement on students' PsyCap. The present study provides avenues to develop students' PsyCap, which is one of the pertinent variables for students' sustainable development in the labour market’s changing trends. In addition, the study suggests that HEIs may foster a conducive learning environment to engender career adaptability and positive emotions through academic engagement strategies.
    Keywords: career adaptability; academic engagement; positive affect; PsyCap; sustainability in educational institutions; higher education institutes; HEIs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10061220
  • Follower role orientation and its interaction with organisational climate in generating leader outcomes   Order a copy of this article
    by Gavriel Meirovich, Ashita Goswami 
    Abstract: Despite growing recognition of the critical part of followers in leadership process, there is a lack of empirical examination of followership theory. The current study investigates relationships between types of follower role orientation and their interaction with organisational climate in generating leader results. Using data collected through MTurk platform from 352 respondents in USA, correlational and factor analysis demonstrate that co-production role orientation was positively related to participative climate and negatively related to hierarchical climate, while the opposite associations held for passive role orientation. One of the central findings of the study is that participative organisational climate moderated the relationship between co-production follower orientation and leader effectiveness. The implication is that the combination of co-production orientation and participative climate generated the highest level of leader outcomes. Anti-authoritarian role orientation, paradoxically, was found to be positively related to co-production role orientation and to participative climate and not to affect leader effectiveness adversely.
    Keywords: follower role orientation; co-production orientation; passive orientation; anti-authoritarian orientation; organisational climate; leader effectiveness.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10061829
  • Do Transformational Leaders facilitate Employee Engagement? Assessing the Mediating Roles of Psychological Empowerment and Job Characteristics   Order a copy of this article
    by Vishal Garg, Vibhash Kumar, Arun Attree 
    Abstract: Globally, organisations seek engaged employees, and this demand has peaked acutely with the talent war during the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study, therefore, examined how organisations can augment engagement. Through study 1 (n1 = 181), we conceptualised and empirically tested the modified global transformational leadership scale to measure the transformational leadership behaviours of managers. We then administered the standardised instrument to knowledge workers (n2 = 362) through a structured survey. We employed partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) on the data to test the hypothesised relationships. We found that transformational leadership style influenced employees’ perception of psychological empowerment and job characteristics. Lastly, psychological empowerment and job characteristics mediated the relationship between transformational leadership and employee engagement. This seminal study conceptualised and empirically examined the relationship between transformational leadership and employee engagement through intervening variables: psychological empowerment and job characteristics.
    Keywords: transformational leadership; psychological empowerment; job characteristics; employee engagement; mediation analysis; PLS-SEM.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10062231
  • Trait Emotional Intelligence and Individual Innovativeness: A Study On The Technoparks   Order a copy of this article
    by Fatma Halide Kivrak  
    Abstract: Emotional intelligence is increasingly acknowledged as a driving force behind innovation. Employees with elevated emotional intelligence exhibit enhanced adaptability in industries focused on innovation, where heightened creativity and proficient collaborative problem-solving skills distinguish them from their counterparts lacking emotional intelligence. This study investigates the impact of employees' trait emotional intelligence on individual innovativeness within the context of technoparks. The research also explores potential disparities in trait emotional intelligence and innovativeness, considering variables such as gender, marital status, education level, age, and managerial position. Using structural equation modelling, linear regression analysis, t-test and ANOVA, we analysed data collected from 164 employees in Istanbul's technoparks. The findings highlight that general trait emotional intelligence, particularly its well-being and sociability dimensions, positively related with individual innovation. Additionally, significant differences in trait emotional intelligence were observed across all demographic factors, except marital status. Notably, gender and managerial position emerged as key differentiators for individual innovativeness, revealing higher levels of both emotional intelligence and innovativeness among those with managerial duties.
    Keywords: trait emotional intelligence; trait EI; individual innovativeness; technopark.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10062933
  • Unveiling the Consequences of Dark Tetrad Personality Traits among Female Employees: Linking Cyberbullying and Mental Health with Workplace Outcomes   Order a copy of this article
    by Rimsha Baheer, Kanwal Iqbal Khan, Shahid Mehmood 
    Abstract: This study focuses on how dark tetrad personality traits cause cyberbullying among female employees, affecting their mental health and ultimately leading to turnover intention. A large population-based study among female bankers was conducted by disseminating 561 questionnaires in the major cities of Pakistan. The self-reported scales assessing dark tetrad personality traits, cyberbullying, mental health, and turnover intention were included in the questionnaire. Serial multiple mediation analysis was conducted to analyse the association of cyberbullying and mental health among dark tetrad and turnover intention. The findings showed a positive relationship between dark tetrad personality traits and turnover intention. Further, cyberbullying and mental health mediate the relationship between dark tetrad personality traits and turnover intention. The most interesting study finding depicts that sadism is the most common, whereas narcissism is the least hazardous personality trait affecting the employees' mental health and turnover intention.
    Keywords: dark tetrad personality traits; Machiavellianism; narcissism; psychopathy; sadism; cyberbullying; mental health; turnover intention; serial multiple mediation analysis.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10063458
  • How ICT Stressors are Formed and Influence Career Decisions in the Taiwan Workplace   Order a copy of this article
    by Shuaifu Lin, Tung-Ching Lin, Chao-Min Chiu 
    Abstract: The technostress framework has suggested that individuals who use information and communication technologies (ICTs) may appraised stressful incidents as stressors, which in turn result in strain and several adverse consequences. While technostress is considered as a context-specific phenomenon, relative fewer studies applied the technostress framework to investigate its impact on career decisions in the Taiwan workplace. The main research purpose of this paper is to investigate how ICT stressors may lead to strain and influence employees’ career decisions (including organisational commitment and career change intention) in the context of workplace in Taiwan. The result suggests that employees with low self-efficacy and high ICT demands tend to appraise the ICT demands as ICT stressors, which in turn lead to strain. The result also suggests that, while strain has an insignificant effect on organisational commitment, strain significantly influences career change intention. The implications are discussed.
    Keywords: ICT stressors; information and communication technologies; technostress; Taiwan workplace; career decisions.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10064207
  • Religion and Well-Being: A Study of Religious Influence on Individuals   Order a copy of this article
    by Raisa Cardozo  
    Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of religious elements on people's well-being. Individual well-being, religious beliefs, private practice, external religiosity, religious commitments, and religious knowledge were the main areas of interest for the research. The first step is to collect the data using the prepared questionnaire from the individuals. Two hundred ninety nine data were collected using the prepared questionnaire from India, especially from the individuals of Goa and the format of the questionnaire is based on the proposed hypothesis. Convenience sampling is used to choose the data because individuals' answers to the questions are based on their convenience. SEM analysis is employed in the second phase to assess the gathered information. People's happiness with their religious faith is used to assess the study's outcome. From the resultant outcome, it was concluded that religious belief and religious knowledge impact the well-being of the individuals.
    Keywords: religiosity; well-being; religious beliefs; religious commitments; religious knowledge.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10064356
  • Career Values as Affected by Psychological and Social Problems among Working Women   Order a copy of this article
    by Sandeep Kaur 
    Abstract: Women in India have proved their worth and courage in the work domain. Besides, changing roles of working women, they have maintained the traditional work ethos of household and they also have managed their career values, although they face different psychological and social problems. This research is an attempt towards finding the relationship between career values and psychological and social problems. Stratified sampling technique was applied to collect the data of 300 respondents from Ludhiana of Punjab to test the relationship of career values and psycho-social problems of working women. Negative correlation was found between career values and psycho-social problems with a significant impact of psychological and social problems on career values of working women. Organisations should develop a mechanism in which the psychological and social of working women should be addressed which arise due to their dual role, non-supportive behaviour of their family, peer groups, colleagues as reported in the present study.
    Keywords: career; values; psychological; social problems; household; correlation; organisations; peer groups; working women.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10064790
  • A Study of Preferences on Workplace Benefits: a Comparison among Three Generations of Employees   Order a copy of this article
    by Rutcharin Kullachart 
    Abstract: The results of this study showed that the benefits approach under generational differences and Baby Boomers' highest average included income protection, provident funds, work/life balance programs, flexible work arrangements, allowances, and transportation allowances. Generation X's highest average included income protection, provident funds, work/life balance programs, vacations, and allowances, such as transportation allowances. Generation Y's highest average included income protection, provident funds, work/life balance programs, vacations, and allowances, such as transportation allowances. The hypothesis testing revealed that employees in each generation focused on benefits approaches under generational differences. The structural equation model analysis showed that the results met the assessment criteria and were consistent with the empirical data. The probability of the chi-square was 0.057. The relative chi-square was 1.957. The index of item-objective congruence was 0.989. The root mean square error of approximation was 0.049.
    Keywords: Baby Boomers; Generation X; Generation Y; benefits; income protection; work/life balance programs; allowances.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2024.10064797