Health and well-being

Health and well-being

Within FairWRC there is a strong tradition of research focusing on workplace health and well-being, which has taken both an individual and an organisational perspective. This has sought to relate individual aspects of well-being to organisational performance, for example in the case of organisational change or through the consideration of the implications of an ageing workforce in terms of health and well-being at work.

We have a number of ongoing projects in this area which includes: the ageing workforce and emotional competence; workplace stress in community pharmacy; health and well-being in veterinary work; compulsory retirement: an interdisciplinary perspective.

Related Publications:

Bahari, S. and Clarke, S. (2013) ‘Cross-validation of an employee safety climate model in Malaysia’,Journal of Safety Research, vol. 45, pp.1-6 

Carter ,B., Danford, A., Howcroft, D., Richardson, H., Smith, A. & Taylor, P. (2013, in press). ‘Stressed out of my box’: Workers’ experience of occupational ill-health in lean clerical work’ Work, Employment and Society vol. 27, no. 5, pp.747-767

Clarke, S. (2012) ‘Safety leadership: A meta-analytic review of transformational and transactional leadership styles as antecedents of safety behaviours’, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 85, no. 4, pp.22-49

Clarke, S. (2012) ‘The effect of challenge and hindrance stressors on safety behaviour and safety outcomes: A meta-analysis’, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4, pp.387-397

Jacobs, S., Hassell, K., Ashcroft, D., Johnson, S. and O’Connor, E. (2014) ‘Workplace stress in community pharmacies in England: associations with individual, organizational and job characteristics’,Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, vol. 19, no. 1, pp.27-33

Johnson, S. J. (2009) ‘Organizational Screening: The ASSET Model’ in: Cartwright, S. and Cooper, C. L. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being Oxford: Oxford University Press pp.133-158

Johnson, S. J. (2011) ‘Stress Management in SMEs’, in: Kelloway, E. K. and Cooper, C. L. (eds.)Occupational health psychology issues in small and medium size enterprises. Cheltenham, Glos: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. pp.81-105

Johnson, S. J., Batey, M. and Holdsworth, L. (2009) ‘Personality and Health: The Mediating role of Trait Emotional Intelligence and Work Locus of Control’ Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 47, no. 5, pp.470-475

Johnson, S. J., Cooper, C., Cartwright, S., Donald, I., Taylor, P. and Millet, C. (2009) ‘The Experience of Work-Related Stress Across Occupations’ in: Rossi, A. M., Quick, J. C. and Perrewe, P. L. (eds.) Stress and Quality of Working Life USA: Information Age Publishing pp.67-78

Johnson, S.J., Holdsworth, L., Hoel, H. and Zapf, D. (2013) ‘Customer stressors in service organizations: The impact of age on stress management and burnout’, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp.318-330

Johnson, S.J., O’Connor, E. M., Hassell, K., Jacobs, S. and Ashcroft, D. M. (in press) ‘The relationships among work stress, strain and self-reported errors in UK community pharmacy’ Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Rubino C., Perry S. J., Milam, A. C., Spitzmueller, C. and Zapf, D. (2012). ‘Demand-control-person: integrating the demand-control and conservation of resources models to test an expanded stressor-strain model’ Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4, pp.456-472

Seston, E. and Hassell, K. (2013) ‘British pharmacists' work-life balance - is it a problem?’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 22, no 2, pp.135-145

Totterdell, P., Hershcovis, M. S., Niven, K., Reich, T. C. and Stride, C. B. (2012) ‘Can employees be emotionally drained by witnessing unpleasant interactions between co-workers? A diary study of induced emotion regulation’, Work and Stress, vol. 26, pp.112-129 

Walden, R.M. (2013) ‘Employer Civil Liability for Work-related Psychiatric Injury: Juggling Established Principles and ‘New’ Risks’ Business Law Review, vol. 34, no. 3, pp.84-94

Wood, S. J., Breaken, J. and Niven, K. (2012) ‘Discrimination and well-being in organizations: Testing the differential power and organizational justice theories of workplace aggression’, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 115, no. 3, pp.617-634

Zapf, D., Semmer, N. K. and Johnson, S. J. (2014) ‘Qualitative Demands at Work’, in: Peeters, M.C.W., de Jonge, J. and  Taris, T. W. (eds.) An Introduction to Work Psychology Wiley Blackwell pp.144-168