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

Published on Jun 1, 1999in Journal of Management 8.08
· DOI :10.1177/014920639902500305
Karen Danna1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Texas A&M University),
Ricky W. Griffin25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Texas A&M University)
Abstract
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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