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Published on Oct 1, 2015in Journal of Labor Economics 3.61
Andrew J. Oswald58
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(University of Warwick),
Eugenio Proto7
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(University of Warwick),
Daniel Sgroi10
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(University of Warwick)
Some firms say they care about the well-being and "happiness" of their employees. But are such claims hype or scientific good sense? We provide evidence, for a classic piece rate setting, that happiness makes people more productive. In three different styles of experiment, randomly selected individuals are made happier. The treated individuals have approximately 12% greater productivity. A fourth experiment studies major real-world shocks (bereavement and family illness). Lower happiness is syst...
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Published on May 1, 2017in Research Policy 4.66
Katia Levecque16
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(Ghent University),
Frederik Anseel21
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(Ghent University)
+ 2 AuthorsLydia Gisle7
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Research policy observers are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of current academic working conditions on mental health, particularly in PhD students. The aim of the current study is threefold. First, we assess the prevalence of mental health problems in a representative sample of PhD students in Flanders, Belgium (N = 3659). Second, we compare PhD students to three other samples: (1) highly educated in the general population (N = 769); (2) highly educated employees (N = 592); an...
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Published on Aug 21, 2017in Frontiers in Public Health
Ralf Buckley39
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(Griffith University),
Paula Brough29
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(Griffith University)
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Published on Jun 3, 2018in Annals of leisure research
Ralf Buckley39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Griffith University)
ABSTRACTUsing autoethnographic approaches, I analyse ageing trajectories in 10 adventurous outdoor nature sports using boards, paddles, sails and wings in water, snow and air. Skill and risk are intermediate. Training, experience, and safety precautions are required, but risk of death is low. Chronic pain levels increase with age, and capabilities and challenges faced decline. These are offset, however, by greater attention and appreciation of natural surroundings. Of particular significance, en...
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