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December/January 2011/2012 (vol. 08/4)

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A holistic approach to stress and wellbeing at work, Part 5

Part 5: what makes a good job?

Summary:

Wellbeing at work has become a major OH issue. Prof Andy Smith and Dr Emma Wadsworth describe research examining the relationship between positive features of a job and wellbeing outcomes. A ‘combined wellbeing score’, based on both the presence of positive features and the absence of negative ones, was the best predictor of physical and mental health.

Therehasbeen considerable recent interest in wellbeing and this has been reflected in an emphasis on…

Professor Andy Smith is director of the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology at Cardiff University.

Dr Emma Wadsworth conducts research for the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre (CWERC) and Seafarers’ International Research Centre at Cardiff University.

Author: Smith A, Wadsworth E

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2011/2012 (vol. 08/4) pp25-27

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