Subjective well-being and its intrinsic and extrinsic motivational correlates in high performance executives: A study in Chilean managers empirically revisiting the bifactor model

Daniela Pradenas, Juan Carlos Oyanedel, Silvia da Costa, Andrés Rubio, Dario Páez

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This study analyzes the relationship between work satisfaction, family satisfaction, and general well-being in high performance managers in Santiago, Chile. The importance of the satisfaction of intrinsic and extrinsic needs and motivations was examined to advance in the development of a positive organizational psychology, which investigates the factors that reinforce well-being. Seventy-five executives from large and medium-sized companies were surveyed and 8 in-depth interviews were carried out. The main predictors of well-being are, from family satisfaction, the family’s ability to cope with stress and, from work satisfaction, extrinsic aspects such as material conditions of the job and stability, and intrinsic aspects such as recognition and the ability to organize one’s own work. The more general regression model shows that extrinsic job and family satisfaction predict general well-being, not intrinsic satisfaction. The results are discussed in the framework of classical models of motivation, such as Herzberg’s, their relationship to Deci and Ryan’s self-determination theory, and the current study of well-being in organizations.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo8082
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volumen18
N.º15
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ago 2021

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Contaminación
  • Salud pública, medioambiental y laboral
  • Salud, toxicología y mutagénesis

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