Grateful workers, satisfied workers? A portuguese study about organizational happiness during COVID-19 quarantine

dc.contributor.authorAtaíde, Inês
dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Patrícia
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Rosina
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Emília
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Alexandra M.
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-31T09:53:24Z
dc.date.available2023-07-31T09:53:24Z
dc.date.issued2023-02
dc.description.abstractAlthough work satisfaction has been largely studied, gratitude is an emerging field within multiple sciences, including positive psychology, organizational behavior, and human resources marketing. This ex post facto study aims to characterize gratitude and understand its relations to job satisfaction in a non-probabilistic sample of 521 Portuguese workers (62.2% women), 30.90% and 69.10% in the public and private sector, respectively, mean ages of M = 43, SD = 12.6. Data were collected using anonymous questionnaires during the COVID-19 lockdown. Statistical analyses were performed in SPSS 26, and include Student’s t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson’s correlations, and a hierarchical linear regression model. Results confirm that Portuguese workers are grateful and satisfied at work. There were statistically significant differences between groups in sociodemographic (p < 0.001 and p < 0.05), professional (p < 0.01 and p < 0.001), and perceived living conditions variables (p < 0.05) regarding gratitude. Gratitude, alone, explains 8% of job satisfaction. According to the regression model (32.4%), perceptions of satisfaction initiatives and greater job security are also associated with higher levels of job satisfaction (23.6%). Implementation of gratitude-promoting strategies may increase job satisfaction, especially in the post-pandemic period. The investment in workers’ organizational happiness, after the impacts of COVID-19 on work dynamics, is a differentiating organizations success dimension. © 2023 by the authors.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationAtaíde, I., Araújo, P., Araújo, A. M., Fernandes, R., Martins, E., & Mendes, F. (2023). Grateful workers, satisfied workers? A portuguese study about organizational happiness during COVID-19 quarantine. Behavioral Sciences, 13(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13020081. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/5006pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/bs13020081pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn2076-328X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/5006
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherMDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institutept_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85148879300&origin=inward&txGid=1ebfb1dd6e87c2f115baaf88575fb2aapt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectGratitudept_PT
dc.subjectHuman resources marketingpt_PT
dc.subjectInternal marketingpt_PT
dc.subjectJob satisfactionpt_PT
dc.subjectOrganizational happinesspt_PT
dc.titleGrateful workers, satisfied workers? A portuguese study about organizational happiness during COVID-19 quarantinept_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.issue2pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage11pt_PT
degois.publication.titleBehavioral Sciencespt_PT
degois.publication.volume13pt_PT
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person.affiliation.nameI2P - Instituto Portucalense de Psicologia
person.familyNameAraújo
person.givenNameAlexandra M.
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person.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4345-0856
person.identifier.ridF-5093-2012
person.identifier.scopus-author-id55749283100
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