The Effectiveness of Positive Psychology Training on the Resiliency and Job Satisfaction of Government Employees

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

Department of Psychology, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran

10.30491/ijbs.2020.206270.1153

Abstract

Abstract
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of positive psychology training on the resiliency and job satisfaction of government employees in Hamadan province.
Method: The statistical population of this quasi-experimental study consisted of all government employees of Hamadan province in spring 2019. From this statistical population, 30 individuals (15 in an experimental group, 15 in a control Group) were purposively selected as the subjects of the study and were randomly assigned into one control group and one experimental group. Pre-test and post-test were used to collect research data by two standard questionnaires: "Job Satisfaction Questionnaire" and "Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale ". Data analysis was done by SPSS software version 25 using analysis of covariance and MANCOVA.
Results: The results showed that positive psychology training can optimize and increase resiliency and job satisfaction in adverse conditions (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, positive psychology training can be considered as an effective way to promote resiliency and job satisfaction of employees, and is recommended to increase their job satisfaction.

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