Flourishing among public bank employees in India: A positive organizational behavior approach

Ghosh, Anindita and Deb, Amrita (2018) Flourishing among public bank employees in India: A positive organizational behavior approach. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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This thesis aims at studying flourishing among public bank employees in India using a positive organizational behavior approach. A comprehensive review of literature conducted in this area revealed that flourishing was a seldom studied area, with most literature being theoretical in nature within the organizational behavior setting. Based on literature and gaps in knowledge identified, it was important to examine how flourishing conceptually and empirically relates, impacts and is influenced by other positive psychology variables, organizational behavior variables and specific socio-demographic factors. From a range of different variables, psychological variables were narrowed down to gratitude, job-related affective well-being, work engagement, organizational commitment and work-life balance. The study utilizes both qualitative and qualitative techniques and has been conducted in two parts. Study I involved a field survey (N=1474) using standardized questionnaires. Using non-probability purposive sampling, data was collected over a period of one month pre-demonetization. Study II involved telephonic interviews (N = 10) with employees across various public sector banks in India. This part of the study aimed to understand participants’ subjective experiences of well-being to supplement the findings of Study I. Data was analyzed using suitable statistical techniques. This is the first study in India to map the prevalence of flourishing. 38.53% participants reported very high flourishing which is similar to previous global studies. None of the interactions among socio-demographic variables were significant contributors to flourishing while interactions between psychological variables significantly contributed to flourishing. These findings are explained through previous literature. Limitations, future directions and implications of these findings have been provided.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: positive organizational behavior; flourishing; gratitude; work-life balance; organizational commitment; work engagement; job-related affect
Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Social Services
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 04:29
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 09:47
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3989
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