Book Chapter

Workplace and Organizational Well-Being

LG Oades, A Dulagil

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work | Published : 2016


This chapter discusses that organizational theory needs to move beyond the happy worker hypothesis and in so doing avoid the individualist fallacy. It uses the term 'individualist fallacy' to refer to the phenomenon of conflating group or organization-level constructs with individual-level analysis. Employee engagement has received much attention in the popular human resources and management literature; however, it remains a construct requiring further conceptualization and clarification. Job satisfaction is one of several important job attitudes that have been studied by organizational psychologists and researchers. Job attitudes are closely related to global measures of life satisfaction a..

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