Empowerment in a service cooperative: psychosocial risks and well-being at work - This study explores the subjective meanings of well-being at work, psychosocial risks and interpersonal relationships in a service cooperative engaged in environmental field. Other aim was to investigate the relations between empowerment construct and work satisfaction. Focus groups have been carried out to obtain qualitative data and Psychological Empowerment in the Workplace Scale and Socio-political Empowerment Scale have been administered to 88 subjects, employees and managers. Results show that interpersonal relationships in the workplace can provide support and protection against psychosocial risks. Positive correlations emerge among empowerment, satisfaction about organizational structure and prosocial feature of work.
Keywords: organizational empowerment, organizational well-being, psychosocial risks, work satisfaction.
Parole chiave: empowerment organizzativo, benessere organizzativo, rischi psicosociali, soddisfazione lavorativa.