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The Psychology of Becoming a Successful Worker

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ISBN: 9781138787421 9781315766515 Year: Pages: 156 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Psychology
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In this book, we introduce our research on success at work in a very broad sense. This research can be said to have begun during the fi rst years of this millennium.
Adjunct Professor Uusiautti fi rst focused on work drive in nurses and
midwives, expanding her analysis to Finnish Employees of the Year, while
Professor Määttä conducted her studies on love and human relationships. When
our specifi c research streams converged, we began studying positive development
in childhood and adolescence as well as in adulthood and later life. We even
managed to incorporate our ideas on leadership. Now, we think it is time to
compile our fi ndings into a psychology of success. In many parts of this book, we
will refer to the route to success – we hope that this book will function as a signpost
showing the way to happiness-promoting success at work.
The standpoint in this book rests on psychology, particularly positive psychology.
This means that we deliberately aimed to combine the themes of work success
with fl ourishing and favourable development. Our purpose is to inspire and
challenge researchers and all those interested to examine the possibilities of this
positive approach and to consider this as one example of how to seize phenomena
that are diffi cult to defi ne comprehensively but, fi rst and foremost, we want them
to see the connection between success and happiness.

Psychosocial Job Dimensions and Distress/Well-Being: Issues and Challenges in Occupational Health Psychology

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889454082 Year: Pages: 261 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-408-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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Over the last three decades a large body of research has showed that psychosocial job dimensions such as time pressure, decision authority and social support, could have significant implications for psychological distress and well-being. Theoretical models, such as the job demand-control-social support model (JDCS model), the effort-reward imbalance model (ERI model), the job demands-resources model (JDR model) and the vitamin model suggest that distress and positive dimensions at work (well being and motivation) can be considered as two sides of the same coin. If the job is designed to provide the right mix of psychosocial job dimensions (e.g., optimal time pressure, decision authority and social support), work can boost job engagement and well-being as well as productive behaviors at work. When the job is not designed in an optimal way (e.g., too much time pressure and too little decision authority) work can trigger stress reactions and burnout. Although some insight has been gained on how job dimensions could predict distress and well-being, and also into the dimensions that might moderate and mediate these associations; research still faces several challenges. Firstly, most of this research has been cross-sectional in nature, thus making it difficult to conclude on the long-term effects of psychosocial job dimensions. Another challenge concerns how the contextual dimensions can be incorporated into micro-levels models on employee stress and well-being. Nowadays, work is carried out in the context of a wider environment that includes organizational variables. So far the role of the organizational variables in the theoretical frameworks for explaining the relationships between psychosocial job dimensions, employee distress and well-being, has often been underplayed. The main aim of this research topic is to bring together international research from different theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to advance knowledge and practice in the field of work stress.

Human Factors in Green Building

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ISBN: 9783038975663 9783038975670 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-567-0 Language: Green Building;Post-occupancy Evaluation;Indoor Environment Quality Comfort Health and Wellbeing;Productivity;Job Satisfaction;Quality of Life;Use Behaviour; Healthcare Facilities
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Construction --- Architecture
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World Green Building Council suggests that health, well-being and productivity should be the next chapter for green building. There is an obvious shift of green building movement from technology-centric towards human-centric, which culminates in recent WELL Building Standard, focusing exclusively on human health and wellness. This special issue aims to push forward the research, discourse and practice of green building towards more human-oriented design solutions. Particularly, this special issue collects papers on: Post-occupancy evaluation of green buildingsIndoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)Thermal Comfort and Adaptive BehaviorsQuality of Life and HousingHealthcare Design

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