Organizational factors that affect employee well being: a study in Cyprus
PublisherΠανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Σχολή Οικονομικών Επιστημών και Διοίκησης / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Economics and Management
Place of publicationCyprus
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of occupational stress and perceived organizational support (POS) in the affective well being of employees in the context of Cyprus. It is important to understand how employees conceive their support from their company and its impact on the workplace well being. According to Organizational Support Theory (OST), whether an organization is treated favorably or unfavorably affects the levels of organizational support displayed by its employees. POS may reduce negative physiological and psychological reactions to job stress because employees receive material and emotional assistance from the company when dealing with high job demands. Also, providing employees with fairness in terms of procedures, organizational rewards, and job conditions increases their feelings of being valued and cared for by the organization and their overall well being. participated in the study. Eighty women and twenty six men responded to questionnaires through Google forms. Tree validated instruments a) the Job Related Affective Well Being Scale, b) the Perceived Organizational Support, and c) the occupational stress index were used to measure the factors and the data analysis was done with SPSS v.27. According to the results both POS and occupational stress along with the time that someone is employed are strong predictors of the affective well being of employees. The strongest correlation was the years of employment and employee well being (r=0.191, p<0.05) and the years of employment and perceived organizational support (r= -.223, p<0.05). Overall, these findings contribute to the affective well being, occupational stress and POS literature and emphasize the importance of years of employment in all these factors.