Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
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Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Workplaces can often be sources of stress, interfering with both job satisfaction and performance. This book explores ways to combat the factors contributing to an unhealthy workplace by building on the advances in positive psychology and organizational scholarship over the last 15 years.
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Chapter 23: Quality of employment and well-being: updating our understanding and insights

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Tay K. McNamara

Abstract

The well-being of employees has long been a topic of interest for academics and organizational leaders alike. Recognizing contemporary shifts in workforce demographics as well as change in the structure and design of work, there have been recent efforts to gain a better understanding of the impact that specific types of workplace-based resources and practices can have on employee well-being. In this chapter we present the findings of a study that examined the relationships between eight dimensions of the quality of employment with employees’ assessment of mental and physical well-being. The findings offer evidence to employers about the potential benefits of implementing quality programs and policies, such as flexible work options.

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