Title

Happiness at Work: Organizational Culture, Job Embeddedness, and Continuance Commitment

Status

Faculty

School

Kamalnotivz School of Education

Department

Leadership

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Social Science Research Network

Conference or event title

XV International Business and Economy Conference

Publisher/Venue

Stuttgart, Germany

Description/Abstract

This study was conducted to determine if there was a mean difference between employee levels of happiness (Happy and Non Happy) and their perceptions on their Organization’s Culture, Job Embeddedness and Continuance Commitment with their jobs in faith-based higher education institutions. Fifty-nine administrators, leaders and workers responded to the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) survey. From this survey, and after factor analysis, we found three major variables: Organizational Culture, Job Embeddedness, and Continuance Commitment. A significant difference was found between happy an non happy employees’ views on the variables, Organizational Culture and Job Embeddedness. However, no statistical significance was found between being happy at work and not being happy at work in regard to Continuance Commitment. This study will contribute to the body of knowledge concerning the theory of happiness by meeting the need for additional empirical research in employee subjective well-being and job satisfaction in higher education.

Keywords

Happiness at work, Organizational Culture, Job Embeddedness, Continuance Commitment

Scholarly

yes

Disciplines

Education | Leadership Studies

Original Citation

Pepey, Maria and De Jesus, Esmery and Rubino, Michael J. and Morote, Elsa-Sofia and Perry, S. Marshall, Happiness at Work: Organizational Culture, Job Embeddedness, and Continuance Commitment (February 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2726452

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