Document Title

Workplace Vigor as a Distinct Positive Organizational Behavior Construct: Evaluating the Construct Validity of the Shirom-Melamed Vigor Measure (SMVM)

Department/School

School of Business

Department/School (additional, if any)

Psychology

Abstract

This research evaluated the distinctiveness of workplace vigor as a unique positive organizational behavior construct, using Luthans’ (2002) five criteria for establishing a construct as unique: theoretical grounding; validly measured; unique to organizational behavior; state-like; and has a significant, positive impact on satisfaction and performance. Data were obtained from 693 employees from 56 quick service restaurants. The sample was split to perform cross-validation on the analyses. The three factor structure of vigor was confirmed, showing convergent and divergent validity with other constructs. Findings suggested that vigor was an important and distinct positive organizational behavior construct. This suggests that a deeper comprehension of vigor may help to advance our understanding of positive organizational behaviors. This is one of the first studies to utilize Luthans’ criteria for positive organizational behavior as a method for evaluating a psychological construct, thus contributing to both theoretical and empirical methods for evaluating positive organizational behavior constructs.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal

Publication Date

12-2017

Volume

29

Issue

4

Pages

197-220

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s10672-017-9296-2

Document Version

Publisher's version

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