The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
A Study on Job-Specific Emotional Wellbeing and Work Productivity Among Indian Employees

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Pub. Date : Apr, 2020
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB10420
Author Name : Divya Jain
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 20



Competition in this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) work environment drives young talent to stay motivated and focus on continuous learning. The fight to sustain and succeed in this volatile market requires any person to be unwavering mentally and physically in order to bring effectiveness and value addition. This study evaluates the association of emotional wellbeing and work productivity among the Indian employees. A sample of 160 employees was congregated with a response rate of 100%. Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Cronbach's alpha was applied to test the normality and reliability of the data, respectively. The results revealed a significantly weak connection between emotional wellbeing and productivity. The level of emotional wellbeing was found to be disparate across gender and educational qualification and age had a weak association with emotional wellbeing.


A healthy mind leads to increased productivity, as organizations have eventually realized that an employee is far more productive if he/she is mentally stable and healthy. Generally, mental health imbalances are comparatively hard to recognize and treat than physical health problems (American Psychological Association, 1998). There are numerous life influencers that have had a huge impact upon the mental wellbeing of any employee at work. World Health Organization (1946) has claimed health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing". Thus, mental wellbeing forms a critical portion of leading a successful and pleasant life. The researchers studying this field are of the view that assessing wellbeing and productivity is irrelevant and is merely seen as simply relative frequency of positive affects (Diener et al., 1999). Also, there has been few researches undertaken to understand the significance of individual employees' mental status and productivity. It is often observed that emotions regulate the mental status of any human being. Hence, when a person possesses a happy mood, emotions turn to be optimistic, resulting in a healthy state of mind. Research in this regard has shown that emotional wellbeing rises with the increase in the age of a human being (Keyes, 2007). Thus, it goes without saying that emotions are one of the biggest contributors towards strengthening mental health. It has been pointed out that mental health and wellbeing not only impacts a person's personal life but also work productivity on the professional front. Early research has proved that communication and emotional support are crucial for employees' mental wellbeing (Gardner et al., 2018). The author, in this context, intends to study the role of emotional wellbeing in enhancing the productivity level of the employees at the workplace.


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