Health and Well-Being in the Workplace: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature

Published on Jun 1, 1999in Journal of Management9.06
· DOI :10.1177/014920639902500305
Karen Danna1
Estimated H-index: 1
(A&M: Texas A&M University),
Ricky W. Griffin30
Estimated H-index: 30
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
Health and well-being in the workplace have become common topics in the mainstream media, in practitioner-oriented magazines and journals and, increasingly, in scholarly research journals. In this article, we first review the literature that serves to define health and well-being. We then discuss the primary factors associated with health and well-being, the consequences of low levels of health and well-being, and common methods for improving health and well-being in the workplace. Finally, we highlight important future directions for future theory, research, and practice regarding health and well-being from an organizational perspective.
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James S. Boles2
Estimated H-index: 2
(LSU: Louisiana State University),
Mark W. Johnston22
Estimated H-index: 22
Joseph F. Hair5
Estimated H-index: 5
(College of Business Administration)
Recent research demonstrates that attitudes toward the workplace are influenced by both work and non-work domains. This study examines the inter-relationships of role conflict, role ambiguity, work-family conflict, emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction and propensity to leave in a sales environment. Results indicate that: role conflict is significantly related to emotional exhaustion; work-family conflict is significantly related to both emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction; and, that emot...
Published on Jan 1, 2000
Denise M. Rousseau67
Estimated H-index: 67
Cary L. Cooper96
Estimated H-index: 96
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de Ae Rijk1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UU: Utrecht University),
Le Pm Pascale Blanc11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UU: Utrecht University)
+ 1 AuthorsJ. de Jonge7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Empirical research on Karasek's job demand–control (JD-C) model has often failed to demonstrate the predicted interaction effect of high job demands and low job control on measures of strain. It has been suggested that the conceptualization of the control dimension as well as the neglect of workers' individual characteristics in the JD-C model may be responsible for its relative lack of empirical support. In the current study among 367 Dutch nurses from 18 intensive care units, a more focused me...
Leif W. Rydstedt5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Stockholm University),
Gunn Johansson25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Stockholm University),
Gary W. Evans71
Estimated H-index: 71
(Cornell University)
The health consequences of occupational stress among male and female bus drivers were studied in an 18-month longitudinal study. Changes in workload appeared to influence spillover of fatigue from work to leisure, perceived effort at work, and psychosomatic symptoms at Time 2, controlling for outcome measures 18 months previously. The potentially stress-related intake of drugs was not affected by change in workload. No gender differences or any interactions between gender and occupational stress...
Kate Sparks11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Manchester),
Cary L. Cooper96
Estimated H-index: 96
(University of Manchester)
+ 1 AuthorsArie Shirom37
Estimated H-index: 37
(TAU: Tel Aviv University)
A quantitative and qualitative review of existing literature on working hours and health was carried out. Meta-analyses were performed on 21 study samples. Results indicated small, but significant positive mean correlations between overall health symptoms, physiological and psychological health symptoms, and hours of work. Qualitative analysis of 12 other studies supported these findings of a positive relationship between hours of work and ill-health. Different factors which may obscure the rela...
Published on Sep 1, 1997
Alison Boyd1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Sep 1, 1997in Journal of Organizational Behavior5.00
Sean Mullarkey6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Sheffield),
Paul R. Jackson34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Sheffield)
+ 2 AuthorsSusan M. Grey-Taylor2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Hertfordshire)
Summary Recent research suggests that the occurrence of operational problems in advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) places stressful demands on operators. Applying Karasek's demand-control model, we predict that two properties of operational problems, namely technological uncertainty and abstractness, interact with timing and method control to predict operator strain. The results failed to confirm ordinal effects for timing or method control, but showed a dis-ordinal (crossover) interaction ...
Published on Sep 1, 1997in Public Personnel Management0.79
Pamela R. Johnson14
Estimated H-index: 14
Julie Indvik11
Estimated H-index: 11
In Alice in Wonderland, as the Queen of Hearts is shouting “Off with her head!” Alice says to the Cheshire Cat: “I don't think they play at all fairly, and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak—and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them—and you've no idea how confusing it all is…”1
Published on Sep 1, 1997in The Health care supervisor
Umiker W1
Estimated H-index: 1
Violence in medical institutions is escalating and is not limited to emergency departments and psychiatric units. Employers, administrators, and supervisors share responsibility for controlling these assaults. Preventive measures are expensive, but not as expensive as the lack of safety control. Nor can safety be measured only in terms of dollars. This article offers a practical strategy for protecting employees, patients, and others from being assaulted. Language: en
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Archana Shrestha4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Harvard University),
Dipesh Tamrakar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KU: Kathmandu University)
+ 8 AuthorsVasanti S. Malik34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Harvard University)
To increase cardiovascular disease prevention efforts, worksite interventions can promote healthy food choices, facilitate health education, increase physical activity and provide social support. This pioneer study will measure the effectiveness of a cafeteria and a behavioral intervention on cardio-metabolic risk in a worksite in Nepal. The Nepal Pioneer Worksite Intervention Study is a two-step intervention study conducted in Dhulikhel Hospital in eastern Nepal. In the first step, we will asse...
Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Medical Education1.87
Pongtong Ungbhakorn Puranitee1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MU: Mahidol University),
Fred Stevens20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UM: Maastricht University)
+ 5 AuthorsW. N. K. A. van Mook21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UM: Maastricht University)
Background This study, undertaken in Bangkok, Thailand, explored the extent to which paediatric residents in a non-Western setting experienced burnout and the potential association with factors in the medical educational climate and work-related quality of life.
Helene Sætersdal1
Estimated H-index: 1
Jon-Arild Johannessen15
Estimated H-index: 15
Isabella Hatak8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UT: University of Twente),
Haibo Zhou (University of Nottingham)
This study investigates how entrepreneurial health and spousal health influence monetary and non-monetary entrepreneurial success. Drawing on human capital theory in combination with a family embed...
Rachel S. Rauvola2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SLU: Saint Louis University),
Dulce M. Vega (SLU: Saint Louis University), Kristi N. Lavigne4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SLU: Saint Louis University)
There has been growing research interest in what we term empathy-based stress, a process of traumatic stressor exposure, empathic experience, and adverse reactions among particular empathy-related professions, captured in the literatures on compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious traumatization in trauma-related lines of work. Although these three empathy-based strain constructs are highly related, each represents different components of similar strain responses. Unfortunat...
Published on Aug 1, 2019in Reliability Engineering & System Safety4.04
S. Gerassis3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Vigo),
M.T.D. Albuquerque6
Estimated H-index: 6
(IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
+ 4 AuthorsJ. E. Martín3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Vigo)
Abstract A probabilistic Structural Equation Model (SEM) based on a Bayesian network construction is introduced to perform effective safety assessments for technicians and managers working on-site. Using novel AI software, the introduced methodology aims to show how to deal with complex scenarios in blasting operations, where typologically different variables are involved. Sequential Bayesian networks, learned from the data, were developed while variables were grouped into different clusters, re...
Reetika Thakur (HPU: Himachal Pradesh University), Dinesh Kumar Sharma (HPU: Himachal Pradesh University)
With the ongoing flexibilization of work, new trends concerning work outside the company’s premises such as coworking spaces are on the rise. Coworking spaces are designed to offer collaboration and community in furnished and equipped workspaces on a rental base. There is a growing body of scientific literature on coworking spaces with empirical results of qualitative and quantitative research. The present study adds to the latter by examining psychosocial demands experienced by coworkers in Ger...