Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables

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Goh, Pei Shan, Goh, Yong Wah, Jeevanandam, Loshnah, Nyolczas, Zsuzsa, Kun, Agota, Watanabe, Yayoi, Noro, Ikuko, Wang, Rong and Jiang, Jiang. 2022. "Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables." Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 60 (3), pp. 632-657. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12283
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Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables

ERA Journal ID22101
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGoh, Pei Shan (Author), Goh, Yong Wah (Author), Jeevanandam, Loshnah (Author), Nyolczas, Zsuzsa (Author), Kun, Agota (Author), Watanabe, Yayoi (Author), Noro, Ikuko (Author), Wang, Rong (Author) and Jiang, Jiang (Author)
Journal TitleAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Journal Citation60 (3), pp. 632-657
Number of Pages26
Year2022
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ, United States
ISSN1032-3627
1038-4111
1744-7941
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12283
Web Address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1744-7941.12283
Abstract

To conceptualize how employees’ perception of job performance might be generated, the present study tested a process model of Seligman’s (2011,The Journal of Positive Psychology13,333)PERMA. Hierarchical regression and mediation analyses were conducted on 648 working adults from Hungary, Japan,China and Australia. A significant mediation effect of Positive Relationships and Meaning on the path-way from Positive Emotions to Accomplishment was found. Meaning was a stronger mediator than Positive Relationships. The indirect effect of Engagement as a mediator between Positive Emotions and Accomplishment was not significant, contrary to past empirical evidence of Engagement as a mediator.These findings demonstrate the significance of examining PERMA with a holistic approach. The implications of this study on workplace performance interventions are also discussed.

Keywordsjob Performance, PERMA, positive emotions
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520304. Health psychology
350505. Occupational and workplace health and safety
350507. Workplace wellbeing and quality of working life
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Byline AffiliationsNational University of Singapore
School of Psychology and Counselling
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Hosei University, Japan
Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Shenzhen University, China
Beijing Normal University, China
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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