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Management and Organization: Various Approaches

Edited By Yasin Cakirel

The volume provides a collection of research papers in the area of management and organization on a wide range of topics including job alienation, whistleblowing, responsible leadership, cyberloafing, job crafting, organizational trust and career satisfaction.

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The Moderating Role of Coworker Support in the Interaction Between Workplace Happiness and Innovative Work Behavior

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1 Introduction

Recent organizational behavior studies focus on the effects of many variables related to the field of positive psychology on working-occupational-professional life. The question of how happiness, which is one of these concepts but is considered different from job satisfaction (Wright and Doherty, 1998: 481), or in other words, well-being affects behaviors and attitudes in business life mentally and emotionally also draws pretty much attention (Alparslan, 2016: 203). This study aims to reveal the relationship between workplace happiness, innovative work behavior and coworker support.

Workplace happiness is affected by employees’ off-the-job feelings and thoughts, as well as their satisfaction with the workplace/work and experiences of positive work-related emotions more frequently than negative ones (Bakker and Oerlemans, 2011: 180). Workplace happiness, which is also described as job-related affective well-being, is defined as doing the work willingly, eagerly and energetically. Studies point out many factors such as provision of work-life balance, lack of role conflict, opportunity to participate in decision-making process, job satisfaction, feedback, team work, sense of usefulness, human-oriented organization culture, person-organization harmony and business reputation, which all together ensure employees to be happy at the workplace (Hatipoglu and Akduman, 2018: 156).

Innovative work behavior is defined as an employee’s behavior which aims to achieve the initiation, intentional introduction and conduct of new and useful ideas, processes, products or procedures (De Jong, 2006: 19). According to another definition, innovative work behavior is considered as an employee’s willingness to suggest new ideas for...

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