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Self-efficacy and workplace well-being: moderating role of sustainability practices

Sanjay Kumar Singh (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Rabindra Kumar Pradhan (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India)
Nrusingh Prasad Panigrahy (Dredging Corporation of India Limited, Visakhapatnam, India)
Lalatendu Kesari Jena (School of Human Resource Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, India)

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

How psychological variables especially self-efficacy plays significant role to attain workplace well-being is yet to be explained. The extant literature calls for further research works in the field of sustainability practices to bridge the gap between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. The purpose of this paper is to extend the literature of workplace well-being while scientifically examining the moderating role of sustainability practices.

Design/methodology/approach

The study collected data from 527 full-time executives of Indian public and private manufacturing industries. The authors performed moderated regression analysis through a series of hierarchical models to test the hypotheses of the study.

Findings

The result indicates positive relationship between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. Furthermore, the result suggests that the relationship between self-efficacy and workplace well-being was stronger among executives with high level of sustainability practices and vice versa.

Research limitations/implications

The cross-sectional sample of executives employed in Indian manufacturing organizations limits the generalizability of the findings.

Practical implications

HR functionaries and senior management may benefit by closely examining their sustainability practices along with their employees perceived ability to address workplace well-being.

Originality/value

The study contributes to extend the literature on self-efficacy and workplace well-being. This research work is one of the first few studies to examine the moderating effect of sustainability practices.

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Citation

Singh, S.K., Pradhan, R.K., Panigrahy, N.P. and Jena, L.K. (2019), "Self-efficacy and workplace well-being: moderating role of sustainability practices", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 1692-1708. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-07-2018-0219

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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