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Workplace Environment Characteristics as Antecedents of Affective Well-being in the Workplace
Waratta Authayarat, Hiroyuki Umemuro
Pages - 307 - 324     |    Revised - 15-11-2012     |    Published - 31-12-2012
Volume - 3   Issue - 6    |    Publication Date - December 2012  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Workplace Environment, Antecedents, Affective Well-being, Affective Experience
ABSTRACT
Workplace environment characteristics may positively or negatively evoke an individual’s affective experiences, and these experiences can influence affective experiences of others. This study investigates the relations between employees’ affective experiences and workplace environment characteristics. A questionnaire-based investigation was conducted with employees in Thai companies. Participants were asked to evaluate various aspects of their own workplace environments and their affective well-being at work. A factor analysis revealed eight workplace environment factors that contribute to the overall affective experiences of employees. These eight factors were confirmed to significantly correlate with overall affective well-being and its five sub-dimensions. With t-test analysis, this study also found gender differences in the perceptions of affective well-being at work and workplace environment characteristics. Finally, regression analyses showed that seven workplace environment factors, job goodness, less conflict, autonomy, camaraderie, authentic leadership, fitness, role clarity, as well as positive and negative personality traits are significant predictors of affective well-being in the workplace.
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Miss Waratta Authayarat
Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan
authayarat.w.aa@m.titech.ac.jp
Professor Hiroyuki Umemuro
Tokyo Institute of Technology - Japan