Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

2-2015

Abstract

The present study examines antecedents and consequences of two aspects of mindfulness in a work setting: employee awareness and employee absent-mindedness. Using two samples, the study found these two aspects of mindfulness to be beneficially associated with employee well-being, as measured by emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and psychological need satisfaction, and with job performance, as measured by task performance, organizational citizenship behaviors, and deviance. These results suggest a potentially important role of mindfulness at the workplace. The study also found that organizational constraints and organizational support predicted employee mindfulness, pointing to the important role that the organizational environment may play in facilitating or hindering mindfulness at the workplace. The results further suggest that employee awareness and absent-mindedness are different constructs that have distinct nomological networks. Implications and future directions are discussed.

Keywords

Absent-mindedness, Awareness, Mindfulness, Performance, Well-being

Discipline

Child Psychology | Cognitive Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Public Health | School Psychology

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Mindfulness

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

111

Last Page

122

ISSN

1868-8527

Identifier

10.1007/s12671-013-0236-4

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-013-0236-4