Publication Date

Summer 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Howard Tokunaga; Megumi Hosoda; Cathy Bui


The purpose of the current study was to examine the mediating role of perceived organizational support (POS) on the relationship between wellness programs (participations and availability) and job satisfaction. A total of 83 employees participated in the study, which utilized online survey distribution. Results showed that POS fully mediated the relationship between both participation and availability of wellness programs and job satisfaction. In other words, employees who participated in a wellness program felt more supported by their organization, leading to greater job satisfaction. In addition, the results suggested that when organizations offered more wellness programs, employees were more likely to perceive higher levels of support from their organization, resulting in greater job satisfaction. Given that both participation and availability of wellness programs were positively related to job satisfaction, organizations could use this finding to justify investing more into wellness programs for their employees.

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Psychology Commons