Does the need to belong moderate the relationship between perceptions of spirit of camaraderie and employees' happiness?

Arménio Rego, Solange Souto, Miguel Pina e Cunha

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Abstract

The authors show how the perceptions of spirit of camaraderie explain 5 dimensions of employees' affective well-being and how this relationship is moderated by the employees' need to belong. The sample comprised 296 individuals working in 78 organizations. The authors found the following: (a) Perceptions of spirit of camaraderie predict unique variance of all affective well-being dimensions: (b) the need to belong moderates the relationship between perceptions of spirit of camaraderie and affective well-being in such a way that employees with a strong, need to belong are more sensitive or reactive to perceptions of spirit of camaraderie (c) among those with low need to belong. the relationship between perceptions of spirit of camaraderie and affective well-being is not linear in such a way that a "surplus" of spirit of camaraderie can be detrimental to their affective well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-164
JournalJournal Of Occupational Health Psychology
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • spirit of camaraderie
  • affective well-being
  • happiness
  • need to belong

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