Impact of psychological capital (PsyCap) on affective commitment: mediating role of affective well-being

Neuza Ribeiro, Manish Gupta, Daniel Gomes, Nelia Alexandre

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating role of affective well-being (AWB) in the relationship between psychological capital (PsyCap) and affective commitment. Design/methodology/approach: The sample included 226 employees from diverse Portuguese organizations. Based on a survey, respondents reported their perceptions of own PsyCap, AWB and affective commitment to their organization. Findings: Results from structural equation modeling suggested presence of mediation by AWB in the relationship between PsyCap and affective commitment. Practical implications: Managers are encouraged to gain from this finding by emphasizing more on the emotional health of individuals to increase their attachment with the company. Originality/value: Though there are several studies indicating the positive consequences of PsyCap on employees, studies on how PsyCap affects affective commitment through AWB is scarce. These results advance the broaden-and-build theory by suggesting that the relationship between PsyCap and affective commitment is much more complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1029
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Organizational Analysis
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Affective commitment
  • Affective well-being
  • Portugal
  • Psychological capital

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