Self-efficacy and workplace well-being: moderating role of sustainability practices

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, Nrusingh Prasad Panigrahy, Lalatendu Kesari Jena

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Purpose: How psychological variables especially self-efficacy plays significant role to attain workplace well-being is yet to be explained. The extant literature calls for further research works in the field of sustainability practices to bridge the gap between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. The purpose of this paper is to extend the literature of workplace well-being while scientifically examining the moderating role of sustainability practices. Design/methodology/approach: The study collected data from 527 full-time executives of Indian public and private manufacturing industries. The authors performed moderated regression analysis through a series of hierarchical models to test the hypotheses of the study. Findings: The result indicates positive relationship between self-efficacy and workplace well-being. Furthermore, the result suggests that the relationship between self-efficacy and workplace well-being was stronger among executives with high level of sustainability practices and vice versa. Research limitations/implications: The cross-sectional sample of executives employed in Indian manufacturing organizations limits the generalizability of the findings. Practical implications: HR functionaries and senior management may benefit by closely examining their sustainability practices along with their employees perceived ability to address workplace well-being. Originality/value: The study contributes to extend the literature on self-efficacy and workplace well-being. This research work is one of the first few studies to examine the moderating effect of sustainability practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1692-1708
Number of pages17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019


  • India
  • Manufacturing organizations
  • Self-efficacy
  • Sustainability practices
  • Workplace well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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