Health and quality of work life

JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICES AS ANTECEDENTS OF SUSTAINABLE WELL-BEING AT WORK IN THE DIFFERENT CAREER STAGES

2013-2015 – Ministry of Science and Innovation.

In this research we propose to formulate and validate the construct of Sustainable Well-Being at Work (SWBW) and to analyze its antecedents, the actions taken by different actors to promote it and its dynamic across time.

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SUMMARY

During the last decades, socioeconomic environment, labor markets, organizations and work have experienced important transformations. The recent economic crisis and high unemployment rates are raising concerns about the sustainability of the levels of well-being at work achieved in previous decades.

Sustainable well-being at work (SWBW) refers to the long-lasting workers psychological health, work satisfaction and personal growth in a workplace where the employees experience high work engagement, and reach high job performance and productivity.

In this context, the aim of the present research project is to identify which conditions in organizational settings generate SWBW in workers, by integrating the study of well-being at work with high performance and productivity. We have noticed a number of shortfalls and limitations of research to address those topics within the context of the present economical and work situation. In our view the main limitations are the following:

  1. Research has hardly considered sustainability of well-being achieved at work;
  2. there is a limited consideration of the radical changes produced in the work environment in research about work characteristics and human resource practices;
  3. the study of the contributions to well-being from the perspective of different actors has also been limited and disconnected;
  4. insufficient attention has been paid to how the models addressing the study of the antecedents of well-being and performance might differ by age cohort;
  5. more longitudinal research is needed on this issues, especially if sustainability is considered as part of the construct.

In this research we propose to formulate and validate the construct of Sustainable Well-Being at Work (SWBW) and to analyze its antecedents, the actions taken by different actors to promote it and its dynamic across time. By means of a longitudinal design we propose to study the influence of job characteristics and human resource practices in the development of SWBW.

Moreover, we would analyze it from the employees and employers’ perspective taking into consideration how individual and organizational interventions can have an impact on that process (job crafting and job redesign). We will also investigate the moderator role of psychological contract fulfillment in the relationship between human resource practices and SWBW. Finally, we will study how SWBW and the relationships with the proposed antecedents affect different age-cohort of workers, identifying how work arrangements and/or characteristics can affect differently workers SWBW with regard to age.

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Featured publications:

Ayala,Y; Tordera, N; Peiró,J.M.; Yeves, J. (2015). Do HR practices and job self-efficacy help to discriminate different patterns of well-being and job performance? Broadening the happy-productive worker thesis Trabajo presentado al 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, del 20 al 23 de Mayo, Oslo (Noruega).

Ayala, Y., Villajos, E., Tordera, N., Peiró, J.M., Lorente, L (2015) The mediating role of procedural and distributive justice in the relationship between employee’s perception of HRP and their job satisfaction. Trabajo presentado al 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, del 20 al 23 de Mayo, Oslo (Noruega).

Kozusznik, M., Kozusznik, B. Wiecek-Jakubek, K., Adamek,D., Tordera, N., Rodriguez, I. (2015) HR practices and HR crafting as antecedents of well-being and performance among white-collar workers in Poland. Trabajo presentado al 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, del 20 al 23 de Mayo, Oslo (Noruega).

Latorre Navarro, F., Tordera,N., Ayala, Y., Rodríguez, I., Prieto, L., Ciniega, . L.A.R. (2015) Validating a scale of organizational justice across Spanish-speaking countries. Trabajo presentado al 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, del 20 al 23 de Mayo, Oslo (Noruega).

Tordera, N., Peiró, J.M., y Lorente, L. (2015) The relationship between human resources practices and wellbeing. A life-span approach. Trabajo presentado al Simposio invitado coord por Prof Peiró “Happiness and productivity at work: Does age matter?” 14th European Congress of Psychology en Milán 7-10 Julio de 2015.

Latorre, F. (2015) So justly treated so happy and satisfied”, or not? Moderating effects of age and job category. Trabajo presentado al Simposio invitado coord por Prof Peiró”Happiness and productivity at work: Does age matter?”14th European Congress of Psychology en Milán 7-10 Julio de 2015.

Villajos, E., Tordera, N., Ashagre,E., Mañas MA. (2014) Relaciones entre la autonomía y el apoyo social del puesto de trabajo y el bienestar psicológico. El rol modulador del Job Crafting. Trabajo presentado en el Simposio “Bienestar sostenible en el trabajo en época de crisis económica” coordinado por José Mª Peiró Silla en el IX Congresso Ibero-Americano de Psicologia y 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses celbrado en el Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, 9-13 Septiembre.

Peiró, J.M., Ayala, Y., Tordera, N., Latorre F. (2014) Orientaciones a la felicidad y sus correlatos. Implicaciones sobre el bienestar y el desempeño en el trabajo. Trabajo presentado en el Simposio “Bienestar sostenible en el trabajo en época de crisis económica” coordinado por José Mª Peiró Silla en el IX Congresso Ibero-Americano de Psicologia y 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses celebrado en el Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, 9-13 Septiembre.

Peiró, J.M., (2014) Felicidad y desempeño en el trabajo. Una revisión del modelo de trabajador productivo y feliz. Conferencia invitada en el IX Congresso Ibero-Americano de Psicologia y 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses celbrado en el Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, 9-13 Septiembre.

Villajos, E., Rodriguez, I, Lorente, L y Ayala Y (2014) Validación de una escala de prácticas de recursos humanos en el contexto español. Trabajo presentado en el Simposio “Bienestar sostenible en el trabajo en época de crisis económica” coordinado por José Mª Peiró Silla en el IX Congresso Ibero-Americano de Psicologia y 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses celbrado en el Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, 9-13 Septiembre.

Sora,B., Caballer ,A., Tordera, N. y Magdaleno, J. (2014). Job crafting”: ¿es positivo para los trabajadores? Trabajo presentado en el Simposio “Antecedentes del bienestar sostenible en el trabajo” coordinado por Núria Tordera en el I Congreso de la SCEPS. XII Congreso Nacional de Psicología Social. Sevilla, 20-22 Noviembre 2014.

Caballer, A.,Sora, B., Peiró, J.M., y Bressan , E. (2014). ¿Influyen las características del puesto de trabajo en el job crafting? Trabajo presentado en el Simposio “Antecedentes del bienestar sostenible en el trabajo” coordinado por Núria Tordera en el I Congreso de la SCEPS. XII Congreso Nacional de Psicología Social. Sevilla, 20-22 Noviembre 2014.

Rodríguez, I.; Bressan, E; Magdaleno, J.; Villajos, E. (2014). Capital psicológico. Análisis comparativo de la estructura factorial del PCQ. Comunicación presentada en en el Simposio “Antecedentes del bienestar sostenible en el trabajo” coordinado por Núria Tordera en el I Congreso de la SCEPS. XII Congreso Nacional de Psicología Social. Sevilla, 20-22 Noviembre.

Ayala, Y., Tordera, N. , Peiró, J.M. y Lorente, L. (2014) El rol de las prácticas de recursos humanos en el desarrollo de distintos patrones de bienestar y desempeño. Comunicación presentada en el Simposio “Antecedentes del bienestar sostenible en el trabajo” coordinado por Núria Tordera en el I Congreso de la SCEPS. XII Congreso Nacional de Psicología Social. Sevilla, 20-22 Noviembre.

Peiró, J.M., Ayala, Y., Tordera, N. , Lorente,L., y Villajos, E. (2014) Bienestar sostenible en el trabajo en tiempos de crisis: hacia una estrategia de prevención de riesgos laborales viable y duradera. Proceedings of the XII International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention. Zaragoza 21-23 Mayo 2014.

Ayala, Y., Yeves, J., Lorente, L. (2014) The sustainable well-being at work: a reformulatin of the happy-productive worker thesis and the discriminant and predictive value of human resource policies . Comunicación presentada al 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris 8-13 Julio 2014.

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Universidad de Valencia. Universitat de les Illes Balears.

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