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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work

Edited By

Joan Marques

ISBN 9780367266554
Published October 23, 2020 by Routledge
392 Pages

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Book Description

An unprecedented and important reference work, this research companion covers a range of aspects of happiness, an aim everyone aspires to achieve, yet can be easily overlooked in today’s demanding and multi-challenged world, or confused with a plethora of quantifiable or career goals.

This book helps readers to internalize happiness, form a healthy opinion about this emotion, and detach it from external factors that can only cause temporary discomfort or delight. A group of expert authors considers happiness within three critical realms: internally, interactively, and work-related. Their thoughtful contributions approach happiness from a multiplicity of angles, and present a full spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives to consider, based on a wide range of circumstances, personal and professional.

This companion will be valuable for researchers, students, and coaches, whether they seek input for future theory development, or motivation for performance in personal and professional life.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

List of Figures

List of Tables


Chapter 1. Internalizing Happiness: At Work and Anywhere Else

Joan Marques

Chapter 2. Using Signature Strengths to increase Happiness at Work

Nicola S. Schutte and John M. Malouff

Chapter 3. Happiness on Your Own Terms: A Photovoice Method on Happiness Research and Intervention

Sunny Jeong and Orneita Burton

Chapter 4. Being Happy in Spite of Setbacks

Wanda Krause

Chapter 5. Intrinsic Motivation as a Driver of Happiness

Sunita Singh Sengupta

Chapter 6. Making Work a Happy Practice

Thuc-Doan Nguyen

Chapter 7. At the Intersection of Happiness and Contentment at Work

Babar Dharani


Chapter 8. Is There a Place for Happiness at Work?

Dorota Jasielska

Chapter 9. Finding Happiness at Work: Self-love, Self-awareness, Self-efficacy and Self-appreciation

Juanita Coleman-Merritt

Chapter 10. The Interactive Nature of Happiness at Work: What People Say About Work When They Talk About Life

Ivo Ponocny

Chapter 11. Soulful Work for Happy Employees

Debra J. Dean

Chapter 12. The Role of Gratitude and Mindfulness in Creating a Happier and More Productive Workplace

Rhonda Swickert

Chapter 13. Happy, Mindful, and Productive Workers

Cristián Coo, Susana Llorens and Marisa Salanova

Chapter 14. Religion as a Foundation for a Happy Life

Tarshima Bell-Hackett, Sylvia W. Burgess and Karen Martin-Jones

Chapter 15. Happiness at Work: A Christian Religious View

Peter M. Lewa and Susan K. Lewa

Chapter 16. Influence of Religion on Employees' Sense of Happiness

Sarah M. Mutuku, Miriam M. Mutuku-Kioko and Paul S. Kioko

Chapter 17. Happiness in Professional Work Formerly and Nowadays as Perceived by Women Aged 60 or Above. Analysis of Studies in Socio-philosophical Perspective

Agnieszka Smrokowska-Reichmann and Edyta Janus

Chapter 18. Elusive Happiness: Does Spirituality Matter?

Thomas Anyanje Senaji and Victor Senaji Anyanje


Chapter 19. Behind the Happiness Mask

Lisa Linzbach and Ilona Suojanen

Chapter 20. Nurturing Happiness Through Strengths Use

Maria Christina Meyers, Philippe Dubreuil and Claudia Harzer

Chapter 21. Cook, Click, Share, and Be Happy!: Eudaimonic Self-Presentation of Consumer Cooking Practices in Contemporary Technocultures

Silvia Biraghi, Daniele Dalli and Rossella C. Gambetti

Chapter 22. Aristotle’s Happiness Concept Applied at Work: Some Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence in Australia

Roger John Hilton, Steve Perera and Bruce Carroll

Chapter 23. Workplace Democracy and Emotional Well-being

Elliott Kruse

Chapter 24. Leveraging Social Responsibility for Worker Engagement: From Recruitment to Productivity, Satisfaction, Longevity, and Happiness

Morgan R. Clevenger

Chapter 25. Work and Happiness: An Economic Perspective

Arie Sherman and Tal Shavit

Chapter 26. Happiness and the Arts

Theresa Billiot

Chapter 27. Happiness and Adaptive Psychopathic Traits in the Workplace

Guillaume Durand

Chapter 28. Happiness at Work Under the Toxic Leadership of Corporate Psychopaths

Clive Boddy

Chapter 29. Time Management and Workplace Happiness

Robert S. Fleming

Chapter 30. Achieving Happiness at Work: Insights from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Satinder Dhiman

Chapter 31. Happiness at the Intersection of Acceptance and Ambition

Joan Marques

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Joan Marques is Professor of Management and Dean of the School of Business, Woodbury University, USA. Her research focuses on workplace spirituality, ethics, and leadership. She has published extensively, including the books Business and Buddhism, Leadership, and Ethical Leadership, all published by Routledge.