Articles on Wellbeing

This list of academic articles has been curated to give you the opportunity to explore and gain insight into wellbeing related research.

If you are not sure where to begin, try reading through the titles and identifying what captures your attention, and start there. 

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Bakker, A. B., Schaufeli, W. B., Leiter, M. P., & Taris, T. W. (2008). Work engagement: An emerging concept in occupational health psychology. Work & Stress, 22(3), 187-200

Belkic, K. L., Landsbergis, P. A., Schnall, P. L., & Baker, D. (2004). Is job strain a major source of cardiovascular disease risk? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 85-128

Bicknell, M. and Liefooghe, Andreas (2010) Enjoy your stress: using Lacan to enrich transactional models of stress. Organization 17 (3), pp. 317-330

Burton, C and King, L. (2004) The health benefits of writing about intensely positive experiences. Journal of Research in Personality, 38, 150–163

CIPD (2016): Growing the health and well-being agenda: from first steps to full potential. CIPD Policy Report.

Cox, T., Griffiths, A., & Rial Gonzalez, E. (2000) Research on work-related stress. Luxembourg: Office of the Official Publications of the European Communities. 

Demerouti, E. (2014). Design your own job through job crafting. European Psychologist

Häusser, J. A., Mojzisch, A., Niesel, M., & Schulz-Hardt, S. (2010). Ten years on: A review of recent research on the Job demand–control (-Support) model and psychological well-being. Work & Stress, 24(1), 1-35.

Leka, S. & Jain, A. (2010). Health impact of psychosocial hazards at work: An overview. Geneva: World Health Organization. 

McDowall, A. & Lindsay, A. (2014). Work-life Balance in the Police: The Development of a Work-Life Balance Self-management Competency Framework. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(3), 387-411

McDowall, A. & Kinman, G. (2017). The new nowhere land? A research and practice agenda for the “always on” culture Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. 4(3)

Moore, P., Piwek, L. (2017) "Regulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace", Employee Relations, 39, 3, pp.308-316

Nicolas, H. & McDowall, A. (2012). When work keeps us apart: a thematic analysis of the experience of business travellers. Community, Work and Family, 15(3), 335-355

Nicholson, N et al (2020) Imagining a positive future reduces cortisol response to awakening and reactivity to acute stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 116:104677

Noblet, A. & LaMontagne, A. (2006). The role of workplace health promotion in addressing job stress, Health Promotion International, 21, 346-353

Schlachter, S., McDowall, A., Cropley, M.  and Inceoglu, I. (2017). Voluntary Work-Related Technology Use during Non-Work Time: A Narrative Synthesis of Empirical Research and Research Agenda.  International Journal of Management Reviews. 

Semmer, N. (2006). Job stress interventions and the organization of work. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 32, 515–27

Shockley, K. M., Shen, W., DeNunzio, M. M., Arvan, M. L., & Knudsen, E. A. (2017). Disentangling the Relationship Between Gender and Work–Family Conflict: An Integration of Theoretical Perspectives Using Meta-Analytic Methods. Journal of Applied Psychology

Siegrist, J. (1996). Adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 1(1), 27

Siegrist, J., & Rödel, A. (2006). Work stress and health risk behavior. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 473-481