Work, psychological well-being and performance

Kevin Daniels, C. Harris

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    Evidence is reviewed on work performance as a consequence of both psychological well-being and work stressors. There is evidence that some forms of psychological wellbeing are related to subsequent in-role performance, although the evidence for a causal influence of work stressors on job performance is much weaker. There is also evidence for relationships between some job stressors or well-being and organizational citizenship behaviours. In general, research conducted at the individual level, indicates only weak or provisional relationships. A small number of recent studies indicate stronger associations between average levels of well-being in an organization and organizational performance. It is concluded that more detailed and specific models of well-being and work performance need to be developed. These models need to be tested using methods that can more easily detect subtle variations in well-being and work performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)304-309
    Number of pages5
    JournalOccupational Medicine
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000


    • In-role performance
    • Organizational citizenship behaviour
    • Psychological well-being
    • Work performance


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