Conceptualizing and measuring wellbeing at work

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Definitions and measures of wellbeing in general and at work are discussed. Comprehensive conceptualizations and measures of wellbeing at work should include three major components: subjective wellbeing (job satisfaction and similar positive attitudes, positive affect, and negative affect), eudaimonic wellbeing (e.g., engagement, meaning, growth, intrinsic motivation, calling), and social wellbeing (e.g., quality connections, satisfaction with coworkers, high-quality exchange relationships with leaders, social support, etc.).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWellbeing: A complete reference guide, Work and Wellbeing
EditorsP. Y. Chen, G. L. Cooper
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherWiley Blackwell (American Society Bone & Mineral Research)
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781118539415
ISBN (Print)9781118608364
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameWiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks

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