Relationship Between Perceived Organizational Virtuousness and Workplace Happiness: A Study of University Teaching Faculty in India

Sonu Kumari .


Purpose: In the race of winning competition and with a conserved mindset of just earning profits, most of the organizations have focused on negative aspects only. However, with the passage of time, most of the organizations have realized the importance of studying positive aspects as well. The present study is aimed at investigating the relationship between Organizational Virtuousness and Workplace Happiness. Additionally, the study aimed to examine the impact of Organizational Virtuousness and its dimensions individually on Workplace Happiness. Methodology: Quantitative research approach was followed and primary data was collected through questionnaire distributed online. Cameron’s scale was used for measuring perceptions of Organizational Virtuousness; the items for Workplace Happiness were taken with Pyrce’s scale as a base. Through Simple Random sampling technique, 164 faculty members of 23 state and central universities were found suitable for the study. The impact of Organizational Virtuousness and its dimensions on Workplace Happiness was measured through multiple regression analysis in IBM SPSS (version 20). Findings: The results reveal that Perceptions of Organizational Virtuousness have significant impact on Workplace Happiness. The results of multiple regression analysis for impact of dimensions of Organizational Virtuousness on Workplace Happiness show that only optimism and forgiveness have significant impact on Workplace Happiness. Implications: It is implied that organizations should make efforts to improve Workplace Happiness. Positive perceptions of Organizational Virtues make the employees more loyal towards the organization and hence employees respond with dedicated behaviors. It is also important for organizations to promote happiness at the workplace because happy employees are extra productive and contribute to smooth functioning and better performance of the organization. Originality: The study is pioneer in Indian context to examine the direct relationship of the said variables and impact of individual dimensions of Organizational Virtuousness on Workplace Happiness.

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