How do shared values improve eudaimonic workplace well-being: role of perceived justice and emotional exhaustion among nurses


Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol.37, no.2, pp.158-176, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/jhom-07-2022-0199
  • Journal Name: Journal of Health Organization and Management
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, ABI/INFORM, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-176
  • Keywords: Conservation of resources theory, Emotional exhaustion, Eudaimonic workplace well-being, Perceived overall justice, Shared values
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited.Purpose: This study aims to explore how shared values improve eudaimonic workplace well-being, the fulfillment that comes from personal development and the utilization of personal capabilities. The authors investigate the serial mediating role that perceived overall justice and emotional exhaustion play in how shared values relate to well-being. Design/methodology/approach: Using data collected from three hundred nurses in Turkish healthcare institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic (Male = 113, Female = 187). The age of participants ranged from 19 to 58 and the average age was 34. The snowball sampling method was used to form the sample and self-administered surveys that could be completed online were delivered to the sampled nurses. Findings: The authors analysis using partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) supported the expected relationship between shared values and eudaimonic workplace well-being as well as the mediating role of perceived overall justice and emotional exhaustion. The authors also show a serial mediation where shared values are related to justice perceptions which in turn negatively relate to emotional exhaustion which subsequently relates to higher levels of eudaimonic workplace well-being. Originality/value: The results of this study suggest that when the shared values between the healthcare institution and the employees are aligned, the eudaimonic well-being of employees is higher. The findings provide implications for the mental health of frontline employees in health organizations to have higher levels of eudaimonic well-being which is especially important in times of intense pressure such as the period during the COVID-19 pandemic.