Work-related flow dimensions differentially predict anxiety, life satisfaction, and work longevity among Filipino counselors

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Nino JOSE MATEO

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Abstract

Flow at work was associated with optimal psychological outcomes in the organizational setting. However, previous studies have concentrated on work-related flow as an outcome rather than a catalyst of positive psychological functioning. Further, the differential impact of work-related flow domains on key outcomes was still uncharted. To address this empirical gap, the current investigation examined work-related flow dimensions as differential predictors of anxiety, life satisfaction, and work longevity among 133 Filipino guidance counselors. The results of hierarchical regression analyses have shown that work enjoyment served as a robust predictor of anxiety, life satisfaction and work longevity even after controlling for the influence of relevant demographic variables. Absorption positively predicted work longevity. However, intrinsic work motivation did not predict any outcome. Discussion points revolved around the unique theoretical contributions of the current study to the foregoing work-related flow theory and concrete practical implications to emphasize the psychological benefits of work-flow especially in the field of counseling. Copyright © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
JournalCurrent Psychology
Volume36
Issue number2
Early online date21 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Citation

Datu, J. A. D., & Jose Mateo, N. (2017). Work-related flow dimensions differentially predict anxiety, life satisfaction, and work longevity among Filipino counselors. Current Psychology, 36(2), 203-208. doi: 10.1007/s12144-015-9401-3

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Filipino guidance counselors
  • Life satisfaction
  • Work-flow

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