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Berezovskaya R.A. Occupational well-being: problems and prospects of psychological studies

Full text in Russian: Березовская Р.А. Профессиональное благополучие: проблемы и перспективы психологических исследований
Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The article reviews the problems and prospects of occupational well-being studies in modern psychology. Analysis of scientific publications shows that the main methodological issue of well-being research is the problem of definition of the term. An overview of the main models of occupational well-being in foreign psychology is provided; the models of environmental and personal determinants of well-being are described; some questions of psychological diagnostic of occupational well-being are discussed. The approaches to the development of organizational intervention programs aimed at improving the occupational well-being, including coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy, eHealth, are considered.

Keywords: occupational health psychology, positive psychology, occupational well-being, environmental and personal determinants, psychological diagnostic, organizational interventions



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Received 15 June 2015. Date of publication: 25 February 2016.

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Berezovskaya Regina A. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 7/9, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
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Berezovskaya R.A. Occupational well-being: problems and prospects of psychological studies. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 45, p. 2. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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