SA-P01-092 - Hedonic and eudemonic well-being as predictors of change in performance: co-fluctuation and reciprocal relationships

Track:
Performance
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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0
 
Performance and productivity
Performance
SA-P01-092
Hedonic and eudemonic well-being as predictors of change in performance: co-fluctuation and reciprocal relationships
J. M. Peiró 1 2, M. Kozusznik 1,*, A. Soriano 1
1IDOCAL, University of Valencia, 2IVIE, Valencia, Spain
 
Content: This research aims to study the dynamic reciprocal relationship between the levels/rates of change in hedonic and eudemonic well-being (i.e., positive emotions and activity worthwhileness) and in-role performance in office workers.
Eighty-three white-collar employees filled in a diary questionnaire twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, during four consecutive days.
The results indicate that the initial levels of state positive emotions positively predict both the initial levels of state in-role performance and the rate of change on state in-role performance over the 8 time points; the higher the initial level of state positive emotions, the steeper the rate of change of state in-role performance. Also, the rate of change in state activity worthwhileness predicts the rate of change in state in-role performance. Moreover, initial levels of state in-role performance and general level of positive emotions predict the initial level of state positive emotions.
These findings shed light on the dynamic character of both hedonic and eudemonic components of well-being as well as performance, and highlight the possible reciprocal processes between them, underlining the reciprocal importance of well-being for performance and expanding the Happy-Productive worker thesis. The results suggest that daily experience of meaning and purpose at work, two core components of eudemonic well being is an important factor for employees to achieve better performance on a daily basis that should complement the experience of positive emotions.
 
 
 
 
 

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