The Effect of Compassion on Organizational Identification : Double Mediating Effect of Positive Emotion and Positive Psychological Capital

컴페션(Compassion)이 조직 동일시에 미치는 영향 : 긍정적 감정과 긍정심리자본의 이중 매개효과

  • Ko, Sung-Hoon (Dept. of Business, Kyungpook National University)
  • 고성훈 (경북대학교 경상대학 경영학부)
  • Received : 2019.04.02
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the causal relationship between positive emotions, positive psychological capital, and organizational identification, and to examine the double mediating effect. In this study, 369 social workers in 10 social welfare facilities in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province were sampled. The results of this study show that compassion experienced by the social workers has a positive effect on positive emotion and organizational identification, and positive psychological capital has a significant effect on the organization identification. In addition, double mediating effect of positive emotion and positive psychological capital were also shown to be significant in the relationship between compassion and organizational identification. Therefore, this study has the theoretical implication that double mediating effect of positive emotion and positive psychological capital are demonstrated in the relationship between compassion and organization identification. In future research, sample collection should be done for the generalization of the sample, and the mediating effect of positive organizational identity should also be performed.

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Fig.1. Research Model

Table 1. Correlation Analysis Result

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Table 2. Path analysis of research model

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Table 3. Indirect effects for the double-mediation effects(positive emotion and positive psychological capital)

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