Development of the Workplace Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale and Testing of a Conceptual Model in Predicting Employee Outcomes at the Singapore Workplace

PhD Thesis


Yip, Chad C. E.. 2022. Development of the Workplace Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale and Testing of a Conceptual Model in Predicting Employee Outcomes at the Singapore Workplace. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/yw6yz
Title

Development of the Workplace Singapore Mental Wellbeing Scale and Testing of a Conceptual Model in Predicting Employee Outcomes at the Singapore Workplace

TypePhD Thesis
AuthorsYip, Chad C. E.
Supervisor
1. FirstProf Tony Machin
2. SecondDr Yong Goh
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages403
Year2022
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/yw6yz
Abstract

The current study aimed to develop the Workplace Singapore Mental Wellbeing (Workplace SMWEB) scale which identifies the workplace factors that influence employee mental wellbeing in the Singapore workplace context. Three studies were conducted using a mixed-method sequential design. Study 1 involved a qualitative study which subsequently informed the development of Study 2 and Study 3, both of which were quantitative studies. Study 1 explored the perspectives of 31employees and identified 13 factors that contributed to workplace mental wellbeing. Study 2 involved the development of the Workplace SMWEB scale. Based on 318 participants’ responses, Study 2 demonstrated that the Workplace SMWEB scale had good structural validity and internal consistency. Study 3 included 303 participants with the aim of establishing and confirming the construct validity of the Workplace SMWEB scale. The final 13 factors are accomplishment, autonomy, learning and professional development, meaningful work, person-organisational fit, work-life balance, co-worker relationship, support from boss, employee recognition, employee engagement, fairness, role clarity, and organisation support. Study 3 also demonstrated that the Workplace SMWEB scale had significant and positive associations with job satisfaction, work performance, and flourishing and significant and negative associations with the negative emotional state of depression, anxiety, and stress and burnout. Taken together, the findings from the three studies indicate that the Workplace SMWEB scale can be used as a valid and reliable instrument for the assessment of workplace mental wellbeing in Singapore. This will inform the development of relevant and effective interventions ensuring that employee mental wellbeing remains the focus for organisations in Singapore which in turn could lead to greater productivity and reduced negative psychological consequences for Singapore workers.

KeywordsSingapore wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, mental wellbeing, workplace research, workplace mental wellbeing, employee wellbeing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
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