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The Impact of Employee Happiness on Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Study of Executive Level Employees in Selected Mobile Telecommunication Companies

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N. Palihakkara ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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W. A. S. Weerakkody

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Abstract

At present,  employees are not only concern about the pay which they receive for their work but also,  the work environments, relationship with the supervisors and coworkers, expecting self-respect and ownership of one’s own work.  Thus, the employees expect from employers to accommodate them with long term, continuous happiness at work.  Therefore, employers focus on maintaining sustainable workforce through promoting employee happiness, which ultimately leads to build high levels of organizational citizenship behaviour.

 

The main purpose this study was to identify the impact of employee happiness on organizational citizenship behaviour with special reference to the executive level employees in selected leading mobile telecommunication companies.  Standard questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from 153 executive level employees using simple random sampling technique.  Research includes the dimensions of employee happiness according to the Fisher’s conceptualization of happiness and how each dimension links to create organizational citizenship behaviour in employees, which ultimately used to build a relationship between employee happiness and organizational citizenship behaviour. Further, study tested results obtained from frequencies, mean analysis and correlation analysis revealed that there is a positive strong relationship between the employee happiness and organizational citizenship behaviour.  Thus, the research further analyzed the impact of the two variables and results depicted that there is a significant impact of employee happiness on organizational citizenship behaviour.
How to Cite: Palihakkara, N. and Weerakkody, W.A.S., 2019. The Impact of Employee Happiness on Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Study of Executive Level Employees in Selected Mobile Telecommunication Companies. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 8(1), pp.57–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjm.v8i1.7549
Published on 19 Jul 2019.
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