ERIC Number: EJ818579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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The "What", "Why" and "How" of Employee Well-Being: A New Model
Page, Kathryn M.; Vella-Brodrick, Dianne A.
Social Indicators Research, v90 n3 p441-458 Feb 2009
This paper examines the "what", "why" and "how" of employee well-being. Beginning with the "what" of well-being, the construct of mental health was explored with the aim of building a model of employee well-being. It was proposed that employee well-being consists of three core components: (1) subjective well-being; (2) workplace well-being and (3) psychological well-being. Following this, the "why" of employee well-being was investigated; that is, why employee well-being should be an important matter for organisations. It was argued that employee well-being is an important precursor to organisational well-being, as indicated by its links to employee turnover and performance. The next section was concerned with the "how" of employee well-being; that is, how well-being can be reliably enhanced. Drawing on two models of strengths and a practice model of psychological assessment, it was asserted that strength-based development can reliably enhance employee well-being. A solid framework for understanding and measuring employee well-being is offered in the hope that it will foster a more integrated approach to assessing and optimising employee well-being.
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Employer Employee Relationship, Psychology, Social Indicators, Well Being, Mental Health, Work Environment, Models, Employment, Guidelines
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