- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Foreword: The Abundant Organization
- Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
- Finding the Positive in the World of Work
- The Changing World of Work
- Generation Me and the Changing World of Work
- What is Authentic Leadership Development?
- Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership
- Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions
- Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation
- Strengths: Your Leading Edge
- Toward a Positive Psychology for Leaders
- Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying in, and Leaving Organizations
- Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work
- More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research
- Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness
- Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health
- Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-Being and Performance
- Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation
- Strengths Development in the Workplace
- Strengths of Character and Work
- Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working
- Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work
- Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying
- An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace
- Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field
- Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age
- What's Wrong with Being Positive?
- Building Positive Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
Organizational scholars and practitioners alike have long been interested in the role played by employee happiness on workplace behavior. Building on this widespread interest, I suggest the consideration of worker happiness as psychological well-being (PWB). To that end, I first define PWB and review the current role of PWB in the workplace. Second, and building upon this extant body of literature, Fredrickson's Broaden-and-Build model is introduced as one positive psychological approach especially well-suited to help provide a better understanding of the role of PWB on such important workplace outcomes as job performance and employee retention. Third, I provide evidence that PWB may also be beneficial in better understanding employee cardiovascular health efficiency. Fourth, various intervention strategies are introduced, designed to enhance both individual betterment and organizational health. The chapter closes with several interesting directions for future research.
Thomas A. Wright, Department of Management, Kansas State University
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