The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 30: Measuring Wellbeing in Organizational Contexts

Measuring Wellbeing in Organizational Contexts

Measuring wellbeing in organizational contexts
Katharina Näswall Jennifer Wong Sanna Malinen

Introduction

When telling other researchers and organizational leaders that we study employee wellbeing, often their first reaction is ‘How do you measure wellbeing?’ This is often followed by ‘How do you choose among all the different measures?’ And our reply is just as often ‘It depends'. Even after decades of research on wellbeing, we still have no consensus on exactly what the best measure of wellbeing at work is. The many approaches that are in use for the measurement of wellbeing are indicative of a lack of agreement on what is to be captured. Adding to the confusion ...

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