This edited collection brings together some of the leading researchers in the study of the daily experience of work and daily well-being. The book covers both theoretical and methodological issues involved in studying workers’ well-being as it evolves on a daily basis.
Interest in the topic of daily fluctuations in worker well-being has grown rapidly over the past ten years. This is partly because of advances in research and statistical methods, but also because researchers have found that the psychological processes that influence well-being play out from moment to moment, and from day to day. Topics covered in this book include:
The final chapter of the book includes a preview of how daily methods may evolve in the future.
Intended as a guide for researchers with good knowledge of field research methods, the book will be particularly useful to researchers of work-related phenomena who seek to expand their knowledge of dynamic methods in field contexts, and those who want to start using these methods. It will also be of interest to students of work psychology and organisational behaviour, and related disciplines.
A. B. Bakker & K. Daniels, A Day in the Life of a Happy Worker: Introduction. D. J. Beal & H. M. Weiss, The Episodic Structure of Life at Work. D. Xanthopoulou & A. B. Bakker, State Work Engagement:The Significance of Within-Person Fluctuations. C. Fullagar & E. K. Kelloway, Work Related Flow. K. Daniels, Jobs Characteristics and Problem-Solving. C. Binnewies & S. Sonnentag, The Application of Diary Methods to Examine Workers’. C. Binnewies & S. Sonnentag, Daily Recovery During Off-Job Time. N. Dimotakis & R. Ilies, Experience-sampling and Event-Sampling Research. G. Hertel & C. Stamov-Roßnagel, Reconstruction Methods: Using Episodic Memory Traces to Capture Experiences at Work Efficiently.S. Gross, L. L. Meier, & N. K. Semmer, Latent Growth Modeling Applied to Diary Data: The Trajectory of Vigor Across a Working Week as an Illustrative Example. K. Waddington, Using Qualitative Diary Research to Understand Emotion at Work. P. Totterdell, D. Holman, & K. Niven, Research Agenda.
Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workplaces and organizations.
Each volume is tightly focused on a particular topic and consists of seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview.
Example topics include: digital media at work, work and the family, workaholism, modern job design, positive occupational health and individualised deals.