Happiness at work : using positive psychology interventions to increase worker well-being

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Carleton, Erica Leigh
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T17:36:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T17:36:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other BF481 C37 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22996
dc.description vi, 68 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 46-55).
dc.description.abstract Being happy has many benefits such as being more successful, more socially engaged and healthy (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005). In organizations, individuals who are happy at work have greater productivity and organizational citizenship behaviour, and less job withdrawal (Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005). Given these potential benefits, this study attempted to increase and sustain worker happiness over a one month period, using two interventions from Seligman' s positive psychotherapy (Seligman et al., 2005). The effectiveness of these two interventions was evaluated against a neutral control condition using a pre-post design. The study was internet-based and the participants were required to complete their intervention six times over a 10 day work period. It was found that the gratitude condition showed some potential to increase happiness, but the results were not significant. Limitations and future research directions are discussed. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc BF481
dc.subject.lcsh Work -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction
dc.subject.lcsh Happiness -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of work life
dc.title Happiness at work : using positive psychology interventions to increase worker well-being en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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