ch11 - Chapter 11 Workplace psychological health The origins of workplace psychological health Early 20th century no one cared about the emotions of a

ch11 - Chapter 11 Workplace psychological health The...

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Chapter 11: Workplace psychological health The origins of workplace psychological health Early 20 th century no one cared about the emotions of a worker By the 1930s mental hygiene emerged Workplace psychological health a broad based concept that refers to the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of employees in relation to the conduct of their work It took approx 100 years to reach the conclusion that a productive workforce depends on the health of the workforce Occupational health and safety act (Australia) Health and safety at work act (UK) Occupational safety and health act (US) State of well being “flourishing” in life, being inspired to learn, to be reasonably independent, and possessing self-confidence It is advantageous to have both employers and employees contribute to fostering workplace psychological health because health care costs so much Affordable care act increases the scope of health care to US residents Karoshi in Japanese = death by overwork Balancing work and non-work The intrinsic value of work is the value an individual finds in performing the work itself The instrumental value of work is in providing the necessities of life and serving as a channel for the individual’s talents, abilities, and knowledge Positive psychology study of the factors and conditions in life that lead to pleasurable outcomes Happy people are successful across many life domains: marriage, friendship, income, work, health Positive affect may be the underlying cause of the desirable human qualities and experiences associated with happiness Environmental influenced on psychological health Nine environmental determinants of psychological health 1. Opportunity for control personal control over one’s life is associated with better psychological health a. Opportunity to choose your own behaviour b. Understanding the relationship between your behaviour and the consequences that follow from it 2. Opportunity for skill use capacity of the environment to facilitate or slow down skill use 3. Externally generated goals opportunity to create challenges and set goals 4. Environmental variety benefits associated with an environment that provides choices / variety 5. Environmental clarity degree to which it is clear what the environment demands of the individual 6. Availability of money absence of money increases chance of psych/physical/emotional impairment by decreasing amt of control and # of choices one has in life 7. Physical security freedom from harm, sleeping, eating basics of life must be secure 8. Opportunity for interpersonal contact experiencing positive relationships with others 9. Valued social position self esteem derived from the value placed on the contributions they make to society Poor psychological health when released form prison because prison environments do not provide any of these 9 determinants
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