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dc.contributor.authorHosie, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSevastos, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTravaglione, Tony
dc.identifier.citationHosie, Peter and Sevastos, Peter and Travaglione, Antonio. 2007. Happy High-performing Managers, in Basu, P. and O'Neill, G. and Travaglione, A. (eds), Engagement and Change: exploring management, economic and finance implications of a globalising environment, pp. 117-138. Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.

There has long been an adherence to the intuitively appealing notion that happy employees perform better. But decades of research have been unable to establish a strong link between job satisfaction and performance. In large part, this has resulted from researchers erroneously conceiving an operationalising job satisfaction as being identical to affective wellbeing. Belief in the 'happy-productive worker' thesis has its roots in the human behaviour school of the 1950s. Similarly, the 1970s human relations movement had a significant influence on job redesign and quality-of-life initiatives and was credited with specifying the original satisfaction-performance relationship (Strauss, 1968). Despite mixed empirical evidence, there is support in the literature to suggest that a relationship exists between manager's affective wellbeing, intrinsic job satisfaction and their performance.This study investigated the relationship between manager's job-related affective wellbeing ('affective wellbeing'), intrinsic job satisfaction and their contextual and task job performance ('managers' performance'). Specifically, the main goal was to establish which indicators o manager's affective well being and intrinsic job satisfaction might predict dimensions of their' contextual and task performance.

dc.publisherAustralian Academic Press
dc.titleHappy High-performing Managers
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.titleEngagement and Change: exploring management, economic and finance implications of a globalising environment
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curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultyDivision of Health Sciences
curtin.facultySchool of Psychology
curtin.facultySchool of Management

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