Work, psychological well-being and performance

K Daniels, C Harris

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Evidence is reviewed on work performance as a consequence of both psychological well-being and work stressors. There is evidence that some forms of psychological well-being are related to subsequent in-role performance, although the evidence for a causal influence of work stressors on job performance is much weaker. There is also evidence for relationships between some job stressors or well-being and organizational citizenship behaviours. In general, research conducted at the individual level, indicates only weak or provisional relationships. A small number of recent studies indicate stronger associations between average levels of well-being in an organization and organizational performance. It is concluded that more detailed and specific models of well-being and work performance need to be developed. These models need to be tested using methods that can more easily detect subtle variations in well-being and work performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalOccupational Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000


  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Stress, Psychological

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