The Restorative Effect of the Environment on Organizational Cynicism and Work Engagement


The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between restorativeness, work engagement and organizational cynicism. A positive effect of restorativeness on work engagement and a negative effect on organizational cynicism are hypothesized. A self-report questionnaire was filled out by 247 employees. Results of hierarchical linear regression supported a positive effect of restorativeness in reducing both organizational cynicism and in fostering work engagement. The original contribution of this research is the analysis of the multivariate relationship between restorativeness (which is a relevant construct in environmental psychology) and relevant constructs deriving from the work and organizational psychology field (i.e., work engagement and cynicism in the workplace).

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Bellini, D. , Ramaci, T. and Bonaiuto, M. (2015) The Restorative Effect of the Environment on Organizational Cynicism and Work Engagement. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 3, 124-135. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2015.33017.

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