Journal article

Conceptualizations of wellbeing: Insights from a prototype analysis on New Zealand workers

LC Hone, Grant Schofield, A Jarden

New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management | Human Resources Institute of New Zealand | Published : 2015


The current research investigated New Zealand workers’ perspectives of wellbeing. Specifically, we were interested in how workers conceptualized wellbeing and what sorts of activities workers currently engage in to promote their individual wellbeing. Four studies surveyed whether workers’ conceptualizations of wellbeing are consistent with academic models of wellbeing, the different ways New Zealand workers promote individual wellbeing, and whether the concept of wellbeing is prototypically organized (that is, if not all instances of a concept share all of the features of a prototype). Indicating that wellbeing is indeed prototypically organized, participants were able to list components of ..

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