How positivity links with job satisfaction: Preliminary findings on the mediating role of work-life balance

Hod Orkibi, Yaron Ilan Brandt

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Abstract

The positive characteristics that can help people juggle their work and personal roles and experience greater job satisfaction are attracting increased research attention. This study presents a conceptual model to account for the association between employees’ positive orientation (i.e., the tendency to evaluate self, life, and the future in a positive way) and their job satisfaction (N = 108). As theorized, the results indicate that employees’ ability to manage their work-life balance fully mediates the relation between their positive orientation and job satisfaction. This suggests that a positive orientation serves as an adaptive personal resource that can facilitate employees’ ability to balance work and non-work demands and hence can foster job satisfaction. The practical implications for positive psychological interventions in organizational settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-418
Number of pages13
JournalEurope's Journal of Psychology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Job satisfaction
  • Positive psychology
  • Positivity
  • Work-life balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)

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