What makes a great workplace or a terrible one? Many would say upper management makes the difference or company values or even the guy in the next cubicle. Long days, stressful meetings, a grumpy boss are all factors that we would expect to determine our workplace well-being. Surprisingly, new research indicates that the key factor to well-being in your workplace is you.
Authors examine job demands of employed mothers as well as how these demands relate to child health. Findings suggest the more demanding the mother’s job is the less likely she will engage in physical activity. The child ultimately mimics this behavior resulting in declining health.
The authors explore if there are situations in which employees are more likely to provide authentic service. Findings indicate that workers are most authentic when they identify with the customer/task. However, there can be significant costs to complete authenticity including inappropriate customer interaction and disloyally towards the organization. A case of “bounded authenticity” may prove the most beneficial.
Topic: Leadership, Culture, Health & Safety Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2012) Article: Aversive workplace conditions and absenteeism: Taking referent group norms and supervisor support into account. Authors: M. Biron, P. Bamberger Reviewed By: Ben Sher Why do people play hooky from work? The stress-free paradise of a day
Topic: Health & Safety, Organizational Justice, Fairness, Burnout, Stress Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: Perceived Unfairness and Employee Health: A Meta-Analytic Integration Authors: Robbins, Jordan M.; Ford, Michael T.; Tetrick, Lois E. Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood, M.S. Practitioners and employers alike have expressed concern around the effects
Topic: Health and Safety, Motivation
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JAN 2011)
Article: Safety at Work: A Meta-analytic Investigation of the Link Between Job Demands, Job Resources, Burnout, Engagement, and Safety Outcomes
Authors: Jennifer D. Nahrgang, Frederick P. Morgeson, David A. Hofmann
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor
Topic: Health & Safety Publication: Health Education & Behavior (APR 2009) Article: Factors Influencing Lunchtime Food Choices Among Working Americans Author: H.M. Blanck, A.L. Yaroch, A.A. Atienza, S.L. Yi, J. Zhang, L.C. Masse Reviewed by: Lit Digger Do you embrace your brown bag from home, or do you fork over the
Topic: Health & Safety Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Changing to Daylight Saving Time cuts into sleep and increases workplace injuries Authors: C.M. Barnes & D.T. Wagner Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Although Daylight Saving Time was originally proposed to align the human sleep/wake cycle with the Earth’s rotation