Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Research coalescing around psychological climate, engagement, and well-being has been receiving considerable attention in management and human resource development (HRD) literature. However, research associated with these variables has generally been limited to for-profit businesses and organizations with little attention within the context of institutions of higher education. In response, this cross-sectional replication study examined the extent to which psychological climate, engagement, and well-being were associated with each other in higher educational institutions. Study data included a sample of 259 individuals employed by institutions of higher education in the United States. Using mediation analyses, the study found that psychological climate, engagement, and well-being were positively associated with each other, and that engagement mediated the relationship between psychological climate and well-being. Implications for HRD theory and research, as well as specific recommendations for leaders and administrators in higher education are discussed.
Original Publication Information
Osam, Kobena, Brad Shuck and Jason Immekus. "Happiness and Health: A Replication Study." 2019. Human Resource Development Quarterly Advance online publication, doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21373
Osam, Kobena; Shuck, Brad; and Immekus, Jason, "Happiness and healthiness: A replication study" (2019). Faculty Scholarship. 439.