Vol. 8 No. 3 (2020): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal


Assist. Prof. Dr., Adıyaman University

Published 2020-09-25


  • Employee Happiness, Human Resources, Organizational Concepts
  • Çalışan Mutluluğu, İnsan Kaynakları, Örgütsel Kavramlar

How to Cite

KIRPIK, G. (2020). THE CONCEPT OF EMPLOYEE’S HAPPINESS IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 8(3), 2750–2775. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v8i3.1517


This study was carried out to reveal the importance of employee happiness in terms of Human Resources Management (HRM), to identify organizational concepts and job attitudes related to employee happiness, to accelerate studies on this issue, to guide future researchers and other interested people and to be useful in the literature. In this context, 48 articles published between 1995 and 2020 in the journal "Human Resource Management Review", which was scanned in the Science Citation Index (SCI), were examined through systematic literature review. In the light of the obtained findings, it has been observed that the concept of employee happiness is significantly related to the job attitude, the meaning of the job, the pleasure of work, entertainment at work, safe relationships, perceived justice, attachment styles, emotional loyalty, employee moods, employee cynicism, employee status, employee social skills, employee voice, employee loyalty, employee well-being, work experience, work stress, social relationships, health emotion, passion, high performance and loving job, ethical organizational culture, promotion-oriented self-control system, HR practices according to Miller's "Utilitarian Theory", Pro-Social Rule Breaking (PSRB) and Sustainable HRM strategies. Also, in the conclusion part of the study, suggestions developed for organizational concepts determined to be related to employee happiness in the literature are included.


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