The Effect of Strengths-based Psychological Climate on Job Well-Being, Positive Affect and Life Satisfaction with Mediating Role of Strengths Use

Document Type : Original Article

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1 Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Faculty of Educational Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Department of Educational Psychology,Allame Tabatabaee University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the fitness of the model of the effect strengths-based psychological climate on job well-being, positive affect, and life satisfaction, with the mediating role of strengths use. The statistical population of the study consists of the employees of one of the Ahvaz Oil Companies, among whom 120 were selected randomly through simple random sampling. Then, the participants were asked to complete the Strengths-based Psychological Climate (Van Woerkom & Meyers, 2015), Strengths Use (Govindji and Linley’s, 2007), Job Well-being (Parker & Hyett, 2011), Positive Affect (PANAS; Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988) and Life Satisfaction Questionnaires (Diener, Emmons, Larson, & Griffin, 1985). Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to test the research model. Also, to investigate the significance of the indirect effects of the research model, the bootstrapping method was used. The direct effects of the model showed the significant effect of strengths-based psychological climate on the strengths use. It was also shown that the effect of strengths use was significant on Job well-being, positive affect, and life satisfaction. Finally, the results showed that all of the indirect effects of the model were significant and the strengths-based psychological climate had a significant effect on the Job well-being, positive affect, and life satisfaction with mediating role of strengths use. Therefore, the proposed model had good fitness. The results of this research suggest that strengths-based psychological climate can have a significant impact on personal and organizational outcomes. 

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