Measuring flourishing @ work interventions: the development and validation of the Flourishing-at-Sork Scale

Sebastiaan, Sr. Rothmann, L.E. van Zyl, Cindy Rautenbach

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Abstract

This study aimed to validate a scale that could be used to measure the effectiveness of interventions aimed at enhancing flourishing at work. A cross-sectional survey design was used, with a stratified random sample of 779 employees in a company in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. The Flourishing-at-Work Scale and Job Demands-Resources Scale were administered. The results supported a 10-factor model of flourishing at work, including a general flourishing factor. The 10 factors included positive affect, low negative affect, and job satisfaction (three factors that represent dimensions of emotional well-being), autonomy, competence, relatedness, engagement, meaningful work, and learning (which can be regarded as dimensions of psychological well-being), and social well-being. The reliabilities of the overall scale and the 10 subscales were acceptable. The results showed that specific types of flourishing (or the lack thereof) explained variance in covariates (overload, negative work-home interaction, and advancement) over and above the variance already explained by the global quantity of flourishing. The Flourishing-at-Work Scale can be used as a valid and reliable tool to measure the impact of interventions developing a flourishing workforce.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive psychological intervention design and protocols for multi-cultural contexts
EditorsLlewellyn Ellardus van Zyl, Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages241-276
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20020-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20019-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Flourishing
  • Work
  • Psychological well-being
  • Emotional well-being
  • Social well-being

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