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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Xiao (Dawn) Goh

Exploring Factors Affecting Well-Being of Professionals and Managers in Australia
15 MAR 2023
12.30 PM - 2.00 PM
A growing interest in workplace well-being demands a paradigm shift in how society thinks about and treats employees, not just as they go about their jobs, but as they manage all aspects of their lives. Such interest is prompted, in part, by studies showing that physically and mentally healthy workplaces can lead to more engaged, committed, and productive workers and an organization's sustainability. Despite the growing interest in studying well-being for the purposes of scientific research, the availability of robust data that examines occupational well-being has been sparse. At the same time, a lack of consensus in literature regarding the definition and measurement of well-being remains evident. Positive psychology is a recent perspective that looks at improving well-being by focusing on happiness, well-being, and positivity.  Empirical studies have shown that workers who experience a higher level of well-being will display high performance behaviours, leading to increased organizational outcomes. This study aims to identify factors that affect well-being. By gaining an insight into the barriers and facilitators to well-being at work, this research will allow organizations to better understand the impact of a positive state of well-being and provide them with a platform to explore the applications of positive psychology with enhancing well-being. Most generally, the findings from this project will fill a gap in research on well-being in managers and professionals.

For more information, please email the Graduate Research School.  For the zoom link, please refer to the latest GRS Bulletin.