Journal article

Recipes for Occupational Wellbeing: An Investigation of the Associations with Wellbeing in New Zealand Workers

Kristen Hamling, A Jarden, Grant Schofield

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

Abstract

This cross sectional study sought to investigate if workers in eight distinct occupational groups in New Zealand experienced wellbeing in the same way or if there were unique recipes for wellbeing according to occupational context. We first examined and compared the prevalence of flourishing (a global wellbeing outcome) and job satisfaction (a specific contextual wellbeing outcome) amongst the occupational groups. We then investigated if there were differences in the factors associated with flourishing and job satisfaction for each group of workers. Results of nonparametric testing revealed that the prevalence of flourishing and job satisfaction varied significantly between occupational grou..

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