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Publication date: 23 June 2021

Rinki Dahiya and Juhi Raghuvanshi

Researchers have strived to identify the factors enhancing happiness at work (HAW), and the causal relations among the enablers of happiness remained underexplored…

Abstract

Purpose

Researchers have strived to identify the factors enhancing happiness at work (HAW), and the causal relations among the enablers of happiness remained underexplored. Therefore, this study aims to map and prioritize the causal relation structures of enablers of HAW.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from key representatives of information technology (IT) firms located in India. A framework based on the cause and effect relationship among enablers of HAW is proposed, and to establish this causality, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) technique was applied.

Findings

The findings indicate five out of 12 enablers as causal, namely, transformational leadership, authentizotic work climate, person–organization work fit, organizational virtuousness and meaningfulness in work.

Originality/value

Human resource managers, organizational policymakers and scholars will gain greater understanding through this causal framework of enablers of HAW. Knowledge and facilitation of these enablers will aid in nurturing a happy workplace.

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Journal of Indian Business Research, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4195

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Publication date: 8 February 2021

Rinki Dahiya

Amidst the new realities of the modern world, a happy and satisfied workforce has become a necessary requirement for organizations to maintain their competitive edge…

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Purpose

Amidst the new realities of the modern world, a happy and satisfied workforce has become a necessary requirement for organizations to maintain their competitive edge. While most of the available literature revolves around positive organizational behaviour, there is dearth of research on the influence of interpersonal forgiveness on affect and life satisfaction in employees. Keeping this precept in mind, this study aims at bridging this gap in research by developing and testing a mediation model to examine the link between interpersonal forgiveness to affect and life satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample consists of 378 employees working in different Indian manufacturing organizations. To test the hypotheses, structural equation modelling was applied.

Findings

The results reveal that interpersonal forgiveness significantly influences life satisfaction and affect partially mediates this relationship in employees.

Practical implications

The study recommends that organizational development practitioners and human resource professionals focus on forgiveness among co-workers to foster a balanced affect and enhanced life satisfaction by developing and implementing positive psychological interventions and practices. This can help organizations in regulating interpersonal transgressions and conflicts at an early stage and also make the employees happy and satisfied.

Originality/value

This study offers concrete insights into the complicated interplay of affect in the link between interpersonal forgiveness and life satisfaction in the yet underexplored context of Indian organizations.

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International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1934-8835

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Publication date: 1 June 2021

Rinki Dahiya

With the enhancing notions of job insecurity in employees, the objective of this study is to revisit the association between job insecurity and employee performance…

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Purpose

With the enhancing notions of job insecurity in employees, the objective of this study is to revisit the association between job insecurity and employee performance behaviour (task performance and contextual performance) with the mediating role of organizational identification. Specifically, the study examines how and why there is a negative link between job insecurity and performance and whether organizational identification may serve as a mediating mechanism.

Design/methodology/approach

A time-lagged survey of 192 employees having heterogeneous working background was analysed using the structural equation modelling (SEM) technique.

Findings

The findings highlight that the nexus between job insecurity and organizational citizenship behaviour is fully mediated by organizational identification. However, the organizational identification partially mediated the association between job insecurity and task performance.

Originality/value

The tendency of job insecurity in India is on the rise. This investigation gives a more profound comprehension of behavioural responses of job insecurity on employee performance behaviour with the social identity theoretical perspective. The study contributes to the extant literature by revisiting the model proposed by Piccoli et al. (2017) and includes organizational identification as a mediating mechanism, which has remained unexplored till now in the context of Indian manufacturing industry.

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Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-3983

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Publication date: 13 March 2019

Rinki Dahiya and Santosh Rangnekar

The purpose of this paper is to examine the psychometric properties of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) in a sample of employees working in Indian…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the psychometric properties of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) in a sample of employees working in Indian manufacturing and service sector organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

The data were collected through self-administered structured questionnaire from 53 employees for the pilot study and 383 employees for the final study. For the psychometric evaluation of the PANAS, item analysis, reliability, exploratory factor analysis, convergent–discriminant validity and confirmatory factor analysis were performed.

Findings

Results reveal that the two-factor model of affect (positive and negative affects) is valid in the Indian manufacturing and service sector organisations.

Originality/value

Despite being the largest skilled labour facilitator for the work economy and second largest populated country, India lags behind in studies evaluating affect at work when compared to western nations. The present study was taken up to validate an instrument to measure affect at work in Indian manufacturing and service sector organisations, which is a new contribution in the field. Validation of this instrument would help in promoting studies on affect at work in India and comparative studies across cultures.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 51 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 28 April 2020

Rinki Dahiya and Santosh Rangnekar

In the modern world, life satisfaction has become a quintessential construct for large-scale organizations, and a valid measure to evaluate employee life satisfaction is…

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Purpose

In the modern world, life satisfaction has become a quintessential construct for large-scale organizations, and a valid measure to evaluate employee life satisfaction is required. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) in a sample of employees working in the Indian manufacturing sector.

Design/methodology/approach

Survey method was used for data collection among a sample of 404 employees. Further, the psychometric properties of SWLS were evaluated with reference to reliability and validity assessment (face, content and construct validity).

Findings

The results were found to be significant for SWLS to assess the life satisfaction of employees working in manufacturing organizations in India.

Originality/value

This study attempts to validate SWLS among employees, which is a novel contribution in the field. Also, it suggests that effective application of SWLS can help in identifying and understanding the work-related factors associated with life satisfaction.

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, vol. 12 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-4323

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