The Relationship between Positive Organizational Behavior with Job Satisfaction, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, and Employee Engagement

  •  Zahra Pouramini    
  •  Marjan Fayyazi    


The concept of positive organizational behavior (POB) was introduced several years ago as a way to create competitive advantage. Therefore, organizations pay more attention to Positive Organizational Behavior due to the changing and competitive nature of organizations. And it becomes a major focus area for theory building, research, and application in psychology and now organizational behavior. This paper introduces the emergent concept of POB and its role in organizational work-related performance, and determines its relationship with job satisfaction, OCB, and employee’s engagement.

Statistical population of this survey includes the employees of a public organization in Iran, that a sample (N=108) of them were tested of the POB different states of hope, optimism, and resiliency and overall psychological capital. The findings generally support that POB has strong relationship with job satisfaction, OCB, and employee’s engagement, and these relationships will be stronger when POB is high. This study adds to our understanding of positive organizational behavior’s key-role in organization and work-related performances.

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