Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance?
37 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015
This paper uses linked employer-employee data to investigate the relationship between employees' subjective well-being and workplace performance in Britain. The analyses show a clear, positive and statistically-significant relationship between the average level of job satisfaction at the workplace and workplace performance. This finding is present in both cross-sectional and panel analyses and is robust to various estimation methods and model specifications. In contrast, we find no association between levels of job-related affect and workplace performance.
Keywords: subjective wellbeing, job satisfaction, job-related affect, workplace performance
JEL Classification: J28
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