Perceived organizational support and engagement
: the moderating roles of well-being and mindfulness

  • Carolina Serra Policarpo de Figueiredo e Sousa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study examines the effects of perceived organizational support on employee engagement, moderated by well-being and mindfulness. Building on organizational support theory, we proposed an integrative research model. The promotion of a corporate culture that favors the well-being and happiness of individuals and positive behaviors have become, in recent years, a central concern for organizations. We decided to inspect the moderating roles of well-being and mindfulness on the relationship between perceived organizational support and engagement. The sample consists of a total of 334 participants,of which 287 (63.1%) were female and 111 (24.4%) were male, with ages ranging between18-75 years old (M = 40.32; SD = 12.56). The descriptive statistics of the variables revealed that participants are above average in terms of the four variables under study, showing statistically significant differences when compared to other means. Also, it was confirmed that perceived organizational support predicts engagement. Our postulated model allowed us to advance that all the variables under study are significant predictors of engagement. However, variables that could have a moderating effect were not shown to have significant results. Nevertheless, the project was relevant in the sense that it is pertinent to continue to carry out studies in this area since the study’s findings can contribute to the promotion of employees’ welfare by providing recommendations for future projects.
Date of Award16 Dec 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLeonor Almeida (Supervisor)


  • Perceived organizational support
  • Well-being
  • Mindfulness
  • Employee engagement
  • Positive psychology


  • Mestrado em Psicologia na Gestão e Economia

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