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Development and validation of a measure of work-related wellbeing in the U.S. workforce

The average U.S. adult worker spends about one-third of their working life at work. Thus, work-related wellbeing is of importance to many stakeholders, including workers, organizations, and public policy makers, as well as an important construct for researchers to study. Yet, there are no well-constructed measures of work-related wellbeing that focus on how work and working conditions enable workers to be healthy and satisfied at work, to flourish at work, and to achieve a fulfilling work life. Our scale focuses on the connections between workplace characteristics and working conditions that contribute to positive psychological wellbeing.

The overall purpose of this project is to develop a reliable and valid measure of work-related wellbeing, with the goal of developing a concise, comprehensive self-report measure suitable for diverse working populations.