How employees remain happy: explaining a paradox

Hutton, Dorothy M., Atkinson, Barbara, Judd, Priya, Darling, Julie, Linh, Tran and Cummins, Robert 2004, How employees remain happy: explaining a paradox, Australian journal of career development, vol. 13, no. 3, Spring, pp. 34-41.

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Title How employees remain happy: explaining a paradox
Author(s) Hutton, Dorothy M.
Atkinson, Barbara
Judd, Priya
Darling, Julie
Linh, Tran
Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert
Journal name Australian journal of career development
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Season Spring
Start page 34
End page 41
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research
Place of publication Hawthorn, Vic.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1038-4162
Summary This paper draws on subjective quality of life theory to explain findings from three studies of quality of work life. The studies were conducted with 346 regional process workers, metropolitan employment officers and nurses, The results support the adoption of the theory of homeostasis as an explanation for findings on subjective wellbeing at work surveys. This research goes some way in explaining the paradox that perceived job and work satisfaction remain stable over time, while working conditions may vary widely
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©Australian Council for Educational Research
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