Chapter 3: Positive work relationships, vitality, and job performance

Abraham Carmeli*

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Theory suggests that a person who is vital is energetic and fully functioning. Although researchers have recently directed increased attention to studying factors that facilitate or undermine vitality, this subject of inquiry is in its early stages, particularly in work settings. One critical social factor impacting vitality may be interpersonal relationships. This study examines how interpersonal relationships between co-workers affect employee vitality and job performance. Results of a study on 147 employees in work organizations indicate that both the capacities and experiences of high-quality relationships are positively associated with feelings of vitality, which, in turn, result in enhanced job performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-71
Number of pages27
JournalResearch on Emotion in Organizations
StatePublished - 2009


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