Individual spirit at work and its outcomes: an empirical examination in corporate Thailand

Passagorn Tevichapong, Ann J. Davis, Yves R.F. Guillaume

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to conduct empirical research in corporate Thailand in order to (1) investigate the relationships between individual spirit at work and three employee work attitudinal variables (organisational identification, job satisfaction and psychological well-being) and three organisational outcomes (in-role performance, organisational citizenship behaviours (OCB), and turnover intentions) (2) further examine causal relations among these organisational behaviour variables with a longitudinal design (3) examine three employee work attitudes as mediator variables between individual spirit at work and three organisational outcomes and (4) explore the potential antecedents of organisational conditions that foster employee experienced individual spirit at work. The 715 completed questionnaires were received from the first wave of data collection during July 2008 and the second wave was conducted again within the same organisations and 501 completed questionnaires were received during April 2009. Data were obtained through 52 organisations which were from three types of organisations within Thailand: public organisations (N=237,185), for-profit organisations (N=244,155), and not-for-profit organisations (N=234,161). Confirmatory factor analysis of all measures used in the study and hypothesized model were tested with structural equation modeling techniques. Results were strongly supportive. In addition, although the model was invariant across rater of performance and OCB, there were differences across self report and supervisor rating. Additionally, the antecedents of organisational conditions that fostered employees experienced individual spirit at work and the implications of these findings for practice and research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Dare to care: passion and compassion in management practice and research - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 201010 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleAOM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/08/1010/08/10

Keywords

  • individual spirit at work
  • antecedents
  • work attitudes and organisational outcomes

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    Tevichapong, P., Davis, A. J., & Guillaume, Y. R. F. (2010). Individual spirit at work and its outcomes: an empirical examination in corporate Thailand. Abstract from 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, QC, Canada.