Determinants of Psychological Well-being and Its Impact on Mental Health

  • Gurudas BandyopadhyayEmail author
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


This study is conducted in an exploratory framework to examine the strength of association among antecedent and outcome variables with psychological well-being (PWB) in an organizational setting. Determinants included Individual factors like conscientiousness, optimism and resilience and organizational factor like organizational culture. The impact of psychological well-being was examined on mental health, which ultimately affects individual performance, organizational and social engagements. The data were collected using a structured interview schedule from 332 employees of manufacturing and services sector. The data were subjected to differential analysis, correlation and regression analysis to examine the hypothesized relationship amongst variables. The results showed differences in employee perception with regard to gender, education level, age and the job level. The correlation results suggest that most of the variables were positively related. The MRA results suggest that conscientiousness, optimism and resilience significantly contributed to PWB. Further, organizational culture significantly contributed to PWB. The results also suggest that PWB significantly contributes towards mental health. The study has contributed to the literature examining the dynamic interplay of those factors which influence PWB, to have happy and healthy employees who may be better engaged. The study has its implication for managers, researchers and policy makers as they should try to facilitate a culture and physical work environment to create a positive force for psychological well-being of the employees.


Conscientiousness Optimism Resilience Organizational culture Psychological well-being Mental health 


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  2. 2.Department of HSSIIT KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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