Psychological Wellbeing and Organizational Commitment: A Predictive Study in Algeria


BACKGROUND: Organizational commitment (OC) and psychological wellbeing at work (PWW) are at the grassroots of organizations’ success. The importance psychological wellbeing for individual health and organizational success is well established. (BPS, 2010; Sandilya and Shahnawaz, 2018). Previous research work on the relationship of PWW and OC emphasized that employees’ well-being promotes sustainable engagement and commitment, as employees benefitting from effective work-place well-being strategies are able to invest more in their organizations. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at testing the relationship between psychological wellbeing and organizational commitment. In addition, it examines the hypothesis, which stipulates that, psychological wellbeing is a predictor of organization commitment. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted on a sample of 227 employees of the customs’ services in Oran – Algeria, at the same time the following tools were used to measure: (1) components of psychological wellbeing (a) professional satisfaction test (b) (Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (Peter Warr, 1990). (2) To measure components of organizational commitment (Affective Commitment, Normative Commitment, and Continuance Commitment) Meyer and Allen's three-component model was administered. RESULTS: Results of the study revealed that: (1) a positive relationship exists between psychological wellbeing and organizational commitment (2) psychological wellbeing is a predictor of organizational commitment. CONCLUSIONS: As a human resources development strategy indicator, the level of psychological wellbeing is a reliable management-predicting factor of employees’ organizational commitment level.

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Bouhafs Mebarki, University of Oran 2, Algeria
Soumia Bendaho, University of Oran 2, Algeria
Mohamed Mokdad, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Lahcene Bouabdallah, University of Setif 2, Algeria

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Conference: ECP2019
Stream: Industrial Organization and Organization Theory

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