Mediating role of psychological capital in the relationship between social support and wellbeing of refugees

Alexander Newman, Ingrid Nielsen, Russell Smyth, Giles Hirst

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This study examines the relationship between social support from work and non-work domains and the wellbeing of refugee employees. In addition, it examines the mediating influence of psychological capital on these relationships. Using data from 190 refugee employees living in Australia, we find that while perceived organizational support and perceived family support are positively related to the wellbeing of refugee employees, the relationship between perceived supervisor support and wellbeing is not significant. Additionally, while we find that PsyCap fully mediates the relationship between perceived organizational support and wellbeing, it only partially mediates the relationship between perceived family support and wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-132
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Migration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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