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Organisational Connectedness and Well-being

Cockshaw, Wendell D. & Shochet, Ian M. (2007) Organisational Connectedness and Well-being. In 42nd Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference 2007, 25-29 September 2007, Brisbane.

Abstract

The construct of organisational connectedness is proposed as a protective factor for well-being. Previous research has demonstrated a prospective link between a similar construct, school connectedness, and adolescent psychological well-being (Shochet, Dadds, Ham, & Montague, 2006). School and workplace environments share the characteristic of being primary extra-familial social contexts. The aims of the present study were (a) to develop the Psychological Sense of Organisational Membership scale (PSOM) by adapting Goodenow’s Psychological Sense of School Membership scale (PSSM; 1993) to the workplace context, and (b) to investigate the relationship of PSOM scores to measures of psychological well-being in an adult population. The PSOM and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS; Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) were administered to 125 employees at a disability services organisation. The data confirmed expected levels of relationship with both contextual workplace constructs and measures of psychological well-being. Correlations between the PSOM and psychological well-being measures were -.54 (depression), -.39 (anxiety), -.45 (stress), and -.53 (negative affect). Results were interpreted from belongingness, social-cognitive and self-psychology perspectives, and are consistent with a strong link between organisational connectedness and resilience.

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ID Code: 13156
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Psychological Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:34

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