In the latest paper titled Psychological Climate for Caring and Work Outcomes: A Virtuous Cycle, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, and Eileen McNeely of SHINE, and Carlued Leon and Tamar Koosed of Manaus, LCC, examine the relationship between climate for caring and work outcomes (job satisfaction, work engagement, and work quality).
The research team found that caring climate contributes to improved engagement, work quality and productivity. They also found that in companies with higher work quality and productivity it is easier to create a climate for caring.
To get at the findings the time used three-year longitudinal data from apparel workers in Mexico to answer the following research questions:
- What is the effect of workers’ perceptions of the climate for caring on subsequent job satisfaction, work engagement, self-reported productivity, and self-reported work quality?
- What is the effect of job satisfaction, work engagement, self-reported productivity, and self-reported work quality on workers’ subsequent perceptions of the psychological climate for caring?
- If both temporal associations are present, is the effect of perception of climate for caring on work outcomes weaker or stronger than the effect in the reverse relationship?
Access the full paper here: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/19/7035/htm