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Work, happiness, and unhappiness

Author: Peter B Warr
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychologist Peter Warr explores why some people at work are happier or unhappier than others. He evaluates different approaches to the definition and assessment of happiness, and combines environmental and person-based themes to explain differences in people's experience.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Warr
ISBN: 0805857109 9780805857108 0805857117 9780805857115 1410615952 9781410615954
OCLC Number: 70114414
Description: xiv, 548 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The principal concepts --
Well-being and self-validation --
Unemployment and retirement : role preference and other influences --
The vitamin analogy --
Constant effects beyond a threshold --
Control, skill, and goals --
Variety, clarity, and social contact --
Combinations, measurement, causes, and work profiles --
Social and judgmental influences --
Differences between sets of people --
Personality, genes, and happiness --
Moderator effects and differential salience --
Person-environment fit and work values --
Some consequences of happiness.
Responsibility: Peter Warr.
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