The Relationship between Psychological Ownership and Subjective Happiness of the Employees: Mediating Role of Work Engagement


  • Kamran Khan PhD Scholar, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University, Wah Cantt Campus.
  • Mahvia Gul PhD Scholar, Department of Psychology, Foundation University, Rawalpindi Campus.



psychological ownership, happiness, work engagement, workplace


The study investigates the relationship between psychological ownership with subjective happiness of the employees. The study also examines the mediating role of work engagement in order to explain the relationship between subjective happiness and psychological ownership at workplace.  The purposive sampling techniques have been used with cross sectional design in order to collection data. Mediation analysis was conducted on SPSS by using sample of 271 employees from leading telecommunication companies working in Pakistan. The results showed that psychological ownership has significant positive association with subjective happiness of the employees. Further, work engagement significantly positively mediates this relationship. The present research contributes on the literature of psychological ownerships and subjective happiness and provides possible solutions for maintaining positive atmosphere of psychological ownership that ultimately increase the subjective happiness of the employees.


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How to Cite

Khan , K., & Gul, M. . (2021). The Relationship between Psychological Ownership and Subjective Happiness of the Employees: Mediating Role of Work Engagement. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 2(1), 10–20.