Linking lighting appraisals to work behaviors

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Journal titleEnvironment and Behavior
Pages198214; # of pages: 17
Subjectlighting appraisal; office; positive affect; environmental satisfaction; work performance
AbstractAmong those concerned with practical matters of office design, demonstrations that the work environment affects employees’ well-being and work behaviors are thought to be important to support client decision making. Veitch, Newsham, Boyce, and Jones developed a conceptual model in which lighting appraisal and visual capabilities predicted aesthetic judgments, mood, and performance. This article extends that model to include measures of work engagement, using experimental data originally reported by Newsham, Veitch, Arsenault, and Duval. Structural equation modeling showed strong fit to a model in which lighting appraisals indirectly influenced work engagement through aesthetic judgments and mood. This evidence that providing a satisfactory work environment can contribute to employee effectiveness merits further study by environmental and organizational psychologists.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54000
NPARC number21268291
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