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Research

Work, stress, and well-beeing

Ein Mann mäht mit einem Benzinrasenmäher den Rasen.
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Welche Wechselwirkung gibt es zwiwchen dem Belastungserleben bei der Arbeit und psychischem Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit?

Work, Stress, and Well-being

Work is of double-faced nature: on the hand, work may be a domain of life that permits mastering challenges, allows experiencing success, or permits personal development; on the other hand, work can be a source of stress. Therefore, the topic of work and well-being cuts across most of our different research topics. For example, we are currently looking into the well-being implications of daily proactivity, and we are exploring individual innovation from a perspective of coping with stress.

Partner

Dr. Annett Hüttges, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam

Selected Publications

Fay, D., & Hüttges, A. (2016 – online preview). Drawbacks of Proactivity: Effects of Daily Proactivity on Daily Salivary Cortisol and Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000042.

Fay, D. & Sonnentag, S. (2002). Rethinking the effects of stressors: A longitudinal study on personal initiative. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 7, 221-234.