I feel good : the measurement and prediction of positive well-being

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Hess, Adriana Ariff
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:52Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other HF5548.8 H47 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22323
dc.description 79 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Running title : Positive well-being (leaves 1-[43]).
dc.description Running title : Leaders and well-being (leaves 44-79)
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-64)
dc.description.abstract Building upon Luthans' (2002) call on the need for a more positive approach in organizational psychology, the purpose of this study was to develop a scale measuring positive well-being. In Study 1, positive, high-arousal, emotion-related items adapted from the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS - Van Katwyk et al., 2000) were used to measure affective well-being of 217 undergraduate students. Results indicated that the Positive Affective Well-being Scale was a reliable, valid, and unidimensional measure. A second study was conducted to determine if transformational leadership is predictive of positive affective well-being after accounting for demographic and work stress variables. Hierarchical regression analyses were conducted using data from a sample of nurses taking part in a larger Health Climate survey. Results showed that transformational leadership did significantly predict positive affective well-being but not psychological well-being, when controlling for demographic and work stress variables.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HF5548.8
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Industrial
dc.title I feel good : the measurement and prediction of positive well-being
dc.title.alternative Positive well-being
dc.title.alternative Leaders and well-being
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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