Volume 6, Article 4
Employees’ Subjective Wellbeing:The Interaction effect of Thriving at Work and Workplace Support
Olusegun, A. Mayungbo and Oluwaseun Akinola
Citation: Mayungbo, O. A., & Akinola, O. (2023). Employees’ Subjective Wellbeing: The Interaction effect of Thriving at Work and Workplace Support. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 7, 4, 1-13. https://www.stressprevention.net/volume/volume-7-2023/volume-7-article-4/
Processing dates: Submitted: 1st August 2022; Re-submitted: 27th Novermber 2022; Accepted: 8th December 2022; Published: 30th May 2023.
Background: Subjective wellbeing is an indicator of how well individuals feel that their lives are progressing based on their individual viewpoints. Thriving implies that employees are excelling
in terms of overcoming all the challenges confronting them at the office and workplace support indicates that employees enjoy helpful social interaction from their supervisors and colleagues in
Objective: Subjective wellbeing is an important and broad field of research. However, not much has been done regarding the moderation of workplace support on subjective wellbeing. The
current study scrutinized the main and interaction effects of thriving at work and workplace support on subjective wellbeing.
Method: A sample size of four hundred and two participants were selected from financial organizations located in the Local Government Areas within a city (urban centres). A 2 way factorial
design was utilized and study participants who were selected through a multiphase sampling strategy responded to a self-reported measure. Research hypotheses were explored through a 2 x 2 analysis of variance.
Result: The outcome of the analysis revealed that being energetic at work and having supportive colleagues have significant main effects but no interaction effects on subjective wellbeing.
Learning at work and supervisor support had significant main and interaction effects on subjective wellbeing. Learning employees who had supportive supervisors reported a higher degree of
subjective wellbeing compared to their colleagues who were learning but lacked supervisor support.
Conclusion: This outcome indicates the importance of having supportive supervisors in the workplace particularly for the improvement of learning employees’ subjective wellbeing.
Keywords: Subjective wellbeing, Thriving at work, Workplace support, Bankers, Moderation
Olusegun, A. Mayungbo, PhD is with the Department of Psychology, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
Oluwaseun Akinola is with the Department of Psychology, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria