Interventions to promote well-being at work

Raymond Randall, Karina Nielsen

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This chapter describes a variety of interventions that can be used by occupational
health psychologists in their attempts to improve the health of employees and
organizations. There is a wide variety of interventions available, many of which
are based on strong theories that explain the links between work and well-being.
Interventions can be classified according to their objectives into primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions. Examples of each type of intervention are
presented in order to give the reader a flavour of intervention practices within
organizational settings. This chapter also contains a critical analysis of intervention effectiveness including a detailed discussion of research design, evaluation criteria, and the practical challenges of evaluation research. Both process evaluation and effect evaluation are examined in detail. In closing the chapter the conclusions that can be drawn about intervention effectiveness, and the priorities for the future in research and practice, are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational health psychology: A key text
EditorsStavroula Leka, Jonathan Houdmont
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)978-1-4051-9115-9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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