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Domain-specific measures of wellbeing

Warr’s (1990) model of wellbeing focuses on wellbeing in the context of work. Three axis model The three axis model is based on the principle that wellbeing consists of two …

Situational factors and wellbeing (ctd)

In the previous step, we started to look at some of the main situational factors associated with work and wellbeing and in this step, we continue to do so. 5. …

Positive psychology and wellbeing

A further approach to understanding the concept of wellbeing is positive psychology. Defining positive psychology Positive psychology is the field of psychology which studies positive experiences and traits that allow …

Expert interview: Workplace wellbeing strategies

In this video, we meet again with Diane Phimister, lead for Mental Health at the Coventry University Group who discusses workplace wellbeing strategies. In particular, she addresses the following topics: …

Expert interview: Wellbeing at work

We start this topic by interviewing Diane Phimister, lead for Mental Health at the Coventry University Group who talks about wellbeing in the modern workplace. In particular, she addresses the …

Review of the week

Congratulations on completing this week. We hope you have enjoyed Wellbeing at Work: An Introduction. This week we have explored: Issues and factors affecting wellbeing Measuring employee wellbeing Workplace wellbeing …

Introduction to workplace wellbeing strategies

According to Arnold and Randall (2016: 425), ‘…the costs of stress indicate that the case for intervention is strong.’ Interventions to reduce stress and improve wellbeing fall into three categories: …

Ethics and measurement

Like all psychological instruments, those that measure wellbeing must be administered according to strict guidelines. Legal responsibilities are dictated by law and must be adhered to by all employers. Ethical …

Context-free measures of wellbeing

Context-free measures of wellbeing usually consist of scales whose items refer to a range of positive and negative states. The items contained within these measures refer to moods that are …

Introducing measures of wellbeing

A number of instruments have been developed to measure the concept of wellbeing. However, as we mentioned at the being of this course, wellbeing is a difficult concept to define …

Individual differences and wellbeing

As we have seen, there are a number of situational factors that have the potential to affect employee wellbeing. However, individual differences are important and can be a contributing factor …

Situational factors and wellbeing

According to Arnold and Randall (2016: 403), a number of factors have an influence on employee wellbeing. These factors can be broadly classified as either situational factors or factors that …

Issues around wellbeing

In Week 1, we saw some of the reasons why employee wellbeing is an important issue for organisations. This can be seen in relation to issues such as long-term absence …

A new week

Welcome to the second week of Wellbeing at Work: An Introduction. Last week we looked at the concept of wellbeing and explored some of its theoretical approaches. This week, you …

Review of the week

This week we have begun to explore the concept of wellbeing at work. We have considered what wellbeing is and examined its historical context. We have also looked at some …