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Examining the mediating role of work engagement on the relationship between workplace mindfulness and organizational justice and its association with well-being

Praveen Kumar Sharma (Department of Humanities and Social Science, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)
Rajeev Kumra (Management, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow – Noida Campus, Noida, India)

South Asian Journal of Business Studies

ISSN: 2398-628X

Article publication date: 13 November 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

Employee well-being is increasingly relevant and crucial for organizational success. As work engagement and employee well-being affect employee performance, this area is the focus of increasing attention both from scholars and industry professionals. The main objective of the present research study is to investigate the mediating role of work engagement on the relationship between mindfulness at work, organizational justice and employee well-being.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted on information technology (IT) employees in India, and 331 complete responses were collected for the data analysis. The cross-sectional data were collected through purposive sampling. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to evaluate the proposed research hypotheses.

Findings

The findings support the convergent and discriminant validities of mindfulness, organizational justice, work engagement and employee well-being. The results indicate that mindfulness and organizational justice have an indirect relationship with employee well-being. In addition, the study demonstrates that work engagement significantly mediates the relationship between mindfulness and employee well-being as well as between organizational justice and employee well-being.

Practical implications

The findings will help organizations and human resources (HR) departments to understand the importance of work engagement and employee well-being in the workplace.

Originality/value

The mediating effect of work engagement between the workplace mindfulness–organizational justice relationship on employee well-being is addressed by drawing on conservation of resources (COR) and job demand–resource (JD–R) theories. Prior research has exclusively studied the relationship of employee well-being with either mindfulness or organizational justice. This research provides empirical insights regarding the fact that both mindfulness and organizational justice simultaneously have a relationship with employee well-being.

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Citation

Sharma, P.K. and Kumra, R. (2020), "Examining the mediating role of work engagement on the relationship between workplace mindfulness and organizational justice and its association with well-being", South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-10-2019-0184

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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