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Measuring Flourishing @ Work Interventions: The Development and Validation of the Flourishing-at-Work Scale

  • Sebastiaan RothmannSr.Email author
  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
  • Cindy Rautenbach
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Abstract

This study aimed to validate a scale that could be used to measure the effectiveness of interventions aimed at enhancing flourishing at work. A cross-sectional survey design was used, with a stratified random sample of 779 employees in a company in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. The Flourishing-at-Work Scale and Job Demands-Resources Scale were administered. The results supported a 10-factor model of flourishing at work, including a general flourishing factor. The 10 factors included positive affect, low negative affect, and job satisfaction (three factors that represent dimensions of emotional well-being), autonomy, competence, relatedness, engagement, meaningful work, and learning (which can be regarded as dimensions of psychological well-being), and social well-being. The reliabilities of the overall scale and the 10 subscales were acceptable. The results showed that specific types of flourishing (or the lack thereof) explained variance in covariates (overload, negative work-home interaction, and advancement) over and above the variance already explained by the global quantity of flourishing. The Flourishing-at-Work Scale can be used as a valid and reliable tool to measure the impact of interventions developing a flourishing workforce.

Keywords

Flourishing Work Psychological well-being Emotional well-being Social well-being 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastiaan RothmannSr.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cindy Rautenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Optentia Research Focus AreaNorth-West University (VTC)VanderbijlparkSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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