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date: 14 July 2024

Well-being at Worklocked

Well-being at Worklocked

  • Malgorzata Kozusznik, Malgorzata KozusznikUniversity of Ghent
  • Aida SorianoAida SorianoUniversity of Valencia
  •  and José M. PeiróJosé M. PeiróUniversity of Valencia


Well-being at work refers to employees’ experience of feeling good and having a sense of fulfillment and purpose. It can be conceptualized from two distinct perspectives grounded in different philosophical traditions: the hedonic view of pleasure, in terms of people’s positive evaluations of their lives, includes positive emotions, satisfaction, and the experience of positive affect, and the eudaimonic view of well-being has to do with personal growth and the sense of meaning. Thus, well-being can be understood as having both pleasurable and meaningful components. Different theoretical frameworks help us to understand the nature of well-being. The most prominent ones are the happy-productive worker thesis, broaden-and-build theory, adaptation-level theory, affective events theory, the collective well-being approach, and self-determination theory. Well-being at work is influenced by several work experiences and working conditions and, in turn, has an effect on the employee’s behavior at work. Finally, well-being can be improved and sustained through initiatives that cover a wide range of fields (physical vs. psychosocial), approaches (prevention vs. promotion), and foci (organizational vs. individual).


  • Organizational and Institutional Psychology

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