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J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Sep;57(9):973-83. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000508.

Flourishing in New Zealand Workers: Associations With Lifestyle Behaviors, Physical Health, Psychosocial, and Work-Related Indicators.

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Human Potential Centre, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the prevalence and associations of flourishing among a large sample of New Zealand workers.

METHODS:

A categorical diagnosis of flourishing was applied to data from the Sovereign Wellbeing Index, a nationally representative sample of adults in paid employment (nā€Š=ā€Š5549) containing various lifestyle, physical, psychosocial, and work-related indicators.

RESULTS:

One in four New Zealand workers were categorized as flourishing. Being older and married, reporting greater income, financial security, physical health, autonomy, strengths awareness and use, work-life balance, job satisfaction, participation in the Five Ways to Well-being, volunteering, and feeling appreciated by others were all positively associated with worker flourishing independent of sociodemographics.

CONCLUSIONS:

Flourishing is a useful additional indicator for evaluating the prevalence, and identifying the drivers, of employee well-being. Employers may benefit from promoting these indicators among staff.

PMID:
26340286
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000508
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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