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In recent years, the outcomes of employment relations in advanced industrial societies have broadened, reflecting a number of cultural and economic changes as well as changes in the make-up of the workforce, changes in the kind of work that people do and changes in the nature of the employment relationship. One consequence of this broader focus has been an increasing interest in worker well-being and a number of allied concepts such as work-related stress, job satisfaction and even happiness. This broader focus does not imply that the importance of the traditional substantive outcomes of employment relations has diminished. But it does mean that in any comprehensive analysis of employment relations, these rather different outcomes merit specific attention. This chapter will therefore explore ...