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

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor in Department of Education and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch

2 PhD student in psychology, Department of Psychology, Sanandaj Branch, Sanandaj Azad University

3 Assistant Professor in Department of Education and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch

10.30491/ijbs.2020.206270.1153

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of positive psychology training on resiliency and job satisfaction of government employees in Hamadan province.
Method: The method of this study was quasi-experimental. The statistical population consisted of all government employees of Hamadan province. From this statistical population, 30 individuals were purposively selected as the subjects of study and were randomly assigned into one control group and two experimental groups. Pre-test and post-test were used to collect research data by two standard questionnaires: "JDI Job Satisfaction" and "Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC)". The validity and reliability of both questionnaires have been investigated and confirmed in previous research and this paper. 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 adverse conditions. Therefore, it can be accepted that positive psychology training as a scientific method has an impact on employee resiliency and job satisfaction.
Conclusion: Based on findings of this study, Positive Psychology training can be considered as an effective way to promote resiliency and job satisfaction of employees, and it can be recommended to increase their job satisfaction.

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