Gratitude and kindness at work as predictors of employees’ mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Jet Uy BUENCONSEJO, Jana Patricia Millonado VALDEZ, Robert L. TANG

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Abstract

This research explored the association of perceptions of gratitude and kindness at work with well-being outcomes, such as relatedness needs satisfaction, life satisfaction, and COVID-19 anxiety among selected Filipino employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hierarchical regression analyses demonstrated that kindness positively predicted relatedness needs satisfaction even after controlling for participants’ age, gender, employment status, and length of stay in the organization. Gratitude positively predicted life satisfaction. This research underscores the mental health payoffs associated with fostering gratitude and kindness in organizational contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychology, Health & Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Citation

Datu, J. A. D., Buenconsejo, J. U., Valdez, J. P. M., & Tang, R. L. (2022). Gratitude and kindness at work as predictors of employees’ mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychology, Health & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2022.2079690

Keywords

  • COVID-19 anxiety
  • Filipino
  • Gratitude at work
  • Organizational kindness
  • Subjective well-being

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