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.
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.
Results from structural equation modeling suggested presence of mediation by AWB in the relationship between PsyCap and affective commitment.
Managers are encouraged to gain from this finding by emphasizing more on the emotional health of individuals to increase their attachment with the company.
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.
This paper is financed by National Funds of the FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology within the project (UIDB/04928/2020).
Ribeiro, N., Gupta, M., Gomes, D. and Alexandre, N. (2021), "Impact of psychological capital (PsyCap) on affective commitment: mediating role of affective well-being", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 1015-1029. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-04-2020-2122
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