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Work, happiness, and unhappiness

Author: Peter Warr
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. ; London : L.e Erlbaum Associates, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores why some people at work are happier or unhappier than others. This book evaluates different approaches to the definition and assessment of happiness, and combines environmental and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Warr
ISBN: 0805857109 9780805857108 0805857117 9780805857115 1410615952 9781410615954
OCLC Number: 878616937
Description: xiv, 548 p. : ill. ; 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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