Determinants of Subjective Emotional Well-Being and Self-Determination of Employees: Slovene Case

Simona Šarotar Žižek, Matjaž Mulej, Borut Milfelner


Work is a crucial part of human life. One should attain employees’ well-being (WB) to
support organisational success. In the first phase, the confirmatory factor analysis
(CFA) was employed to assess the dimensionality, reliability, and validity of the
reflective latent constructs. In the second phase, structural equation modelling
was performed to test the research hypotheses. By structural equation modelling
we found that physical health (PH) statistically significant negatively affects
subjective emotional well-being (SEWB). Positive PH and SEWB were negatively
connected. Emotional intelligence (EI) has a statistically significant impact on
SEWB. The last relationship in the model—between spiritual intelligence (SI) and
self-determination (SD)—was negative, but statistically significant. Therefore,
human resource management’s activities (HRM) must concentrate on optimal
physical/mental health, emotional (EI) and spiritual (SI) intelligence. Employees’
good health supports their emotional WB. Their emotional balance, based on
their EI, enhances their subjective emotional WB and SD. The employees ’SI
affects their SD.


subjective emotional well-being, selfdetermination, spiritual and emotional intelligence, physical health

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