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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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DESSEN, Marina Campos  and  PAZ, Maria das Graças Torres da. Individual well-being in organizations: the impact of power configurations and personality traits. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3, pp.549-556. ISSN 0102-3772.

There has been growing concern for well-being at the workplace, which is defined, in this study, as the satisfaction of needs and fulfillments of desires while working at the organization. Considering that the literature points out that both organizational and individual characteristics may influence occupational well-being, this research aims to identify the impact of organizational power configurations and of the Big Five personality traits on that variable. The sample has 319 workers and their responses were analyzed by means of regressions. The results indicate a positive relation between well-being and the missionary and autonomous system configurations, and a negative relation between well-being and instrument. The last two relations have been mediated by conscientiousness. The discussion tends to provoke reflections and stimulate future research in this area.

Keywords : well-being in the organizations; organizational power; personality traits.

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