The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between transformational leadership (TFL), organizational learning capability (OLC) and happiness at work (HAW), and offers a new measure for HAW.
The authors used confirmatory factor analysis to test the theoretical model in order to check the psychometric properties of HAW. They examined a sample of 167 medical staff working in allergy units, which represents a response rate of 25 per cent.
The research showed that HAW can be measured using the proposed new measurement scale, and that TFL predicts HAW through the mediating role of OLC.
The results suggest that hospital managers and heads of allergy services should consider the effects of TFL, under certain learning conditions, to enhance HAW.
This research is the first that examines the effects of TFL and OLC on HAW, a higher order construct that has been implemented closely following previous research.
Salas-Vallina, A., López-Cabrales, Á., Alegre, J. and Fernández, R. (2017), "On the road to happiness at work (HAW): Transformational leadership and organizational learning capability as drivers of HAW in a healthcare context", Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, pp. 314-338. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-06-2015-0186
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