Sa-SYM-1944-5 - Resilience And Task Performance: The Mediation Effect Of Psychological Well-Being At Work

Saturday May 20   10:15 AM to 11:15 AM (1 hour)
Accenture Theatre
Positive organizational behaviour
Resilience and task performance: The mediation effect of psychological well-being at work
M.-P. Boivin 1,*, T. Aubin, M. Malo 1
1Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Main Abstract Content: Purpose - Task performance has been a recurrent and persistent issue for organizations of any kind. The aim of this research, established on the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions (Fredrickson, 1998), was to develop our knowledge about the effects of psychological well-being at work on the relationship between resilience and task performance. We proposed a mediation model to explain the relationships between these variables.
Design/Methodology - To test these assumptions, we sampled 286 Quebec workers from various types of organizations who were recruited through emails and social networks.
Results - The mediation analysis (SEM) found that psychological well-being at work mediated the relationship between resilience and task performance.
Limitations - Given that only Quebec workers have been sampled, the study should be replicated among other populations to ensure the generalizability of the results. Also, longitudinal analyses might have been more appropriate to highlight the mediation process.
Research/Practical Implications - From a practitioner's point of view, results indicate the need for organizations to provide a work environment mindful of the psychological well-being of the employees in order to maximize their performance. Encouraging employees’ resilience, by building on new interventions, would also help increasing task performance through psychological well-being at work.
Originality - To our knowledge, this research is the first to study the relationship between psychological well-being at work, resilience and task performance. Moreover, the conceptualization of psychological well-being at work is also an added value, in comparison to other studies based on global psychological well-being. 


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