Book Chapter

The Psychology of Positivity at Work

S Green, M McQuaid, A Purtell, A Dulagil

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work | Wiley Blackwell | Published : 2017

Abstract

This chapter discusses the science of 'positivity' with a specific focus on positive emotions where a large body of research already exists and continues to emerge. It examines the current research that investigates more specifically the benefits of 'positivity' at work. The chapter begins with a review of representative research from social psychology and findings from organizational research, concluding with suggestions for further research into this promising area. Positive factors in organizations such as positive affect, subjective well-being, organizational citizenship and prosocial behavior, positive identity, engagement, psychological capital, and satisfaction have received much atte..

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