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Dynamic Model of Happiness, Stress and Wellbeing at Work: A Cross National/Cultural Study


Topic ID
30

Thesis Topic/Title
Dynamic Model of Happiness, Stress and Wellbeing at Work: A Cross National/Cultural Study

Description

This joint project investigates the validity of the Happiness, Stress and Wellbeing model (HSWM) across different nations and cultures. It is hypothesised that an individual’s Psychology Capital (PC) will lead to increase in Happiness and decrease in Stress at work. This is achieved via a network of interactions between variables in Seligman’s (2011) PERMA model. This research will involve path analyses, multiple regressions, reliability testing, mediation testing, correlation and possibly confirmatory factor analysis. All statistical analyses will be taught to the students either in their program syllabus or by the supervisor. The results will provide insight into the dynamics of two general work experiences; stress and wellbeing from the positive psychology perspective. A deeper understanding of these processes across different countries/cultures will significantly enhance our knowledge of global workplace experiences. This will in turn assist in future development of workplace interventions aim at improving the overall health.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Psychology and Counselling

Field of Research
  • Business and Management
  • Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • Psychology


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
21/10/2023

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Yes

H15REA258


Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

Candidate must also have:
1) Relevant degree/s in any of the following area: Psychology, Management (Org. Behaviour), or Organisational Psychology.
2) Sound statistical knowledge (as reflected in their statistics courses e.g. good grades). The projects involved a lot of statistical analyses; candidate must be able to manage the various statistics competently.
3) Able to attend face to face research meetings with supervisor.


The followings are desirable requirement but not compulsory:
1) Has access to large subject pool either from another country or from an organisation that allows candidate to collect data from.
2) Has work experience relevant to the research topic.




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