Organizational culture and well-being at work: Challenge for organizations and management

  • Sónia P. Gonçalves


This study it is part of a larger project that was born from the understanding of the scarcity of studies analysing the role that organizational characteristics play in workers’ well-being and mental health. In order to examine the relationship between organizational culture and well-being at work a sample of 856 police officers completed a cross-sectional questionnaire. The theoretical background is Warr’s (1990) conceptualization of work-related affective well-being and the competing framework of organizational culture from Quinn (1988). Results show that individuals who perceive an organizational culture profile balanced through four different culture orientations have higher levels of well-being at work, that is, more comfort, enthusiasm, overall affective well-being and job satisfaction as well as lower levels of anxiety and depression.


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How to Cite
GONÇALVES, Sónia P.. Organizational culture and well-being at work: Challenge for organizations and management. Superavit, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 79-90, apr. 2018. ISSN 1646-480X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi: