References on Wellbeing

About Wellbeing/What is wellbeing?

Diener, E. (2013). The New Science of Happiness. Happiness & Its Causes: Tools & Techniques for a happier life. Melbourne : Varjayana Institute .

Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing , 222-235.

Dowrick, S. (2005). Choosing Happiness. Life & Soul Essentials. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Eckersley, R., Hamilton, C., & Denniss, R. (2005). The Australian Wellbeing Manifesto. Canberra: The Australia Institute.

Pollard, E., & Lee, P. (2003). Social Indicators Research , 61 (1), 91-78.

Ryan, R., & Deci, E. (2001). ON HAPPINESS AND HUMAN POTENTIALS: A Review of Research on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being. Annual Review of Psychology , 52: 141-66.

Seligman, M. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Free Press.

Shah, H., & Marks, N. (2004). A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society. London: The New Economics Foundation.

van Deurzen, E. (2009). Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness. London: SAGE.

World Health Organization. (2006, October). Constitution of the World Health Organization. Basic Documents, Forty-fifth edition, Supplement.

Insights on Executive Wellbeing

Cavanagh, G. (1999). Spirituality for Managers: Context and critique. Journal of Organisational Change Management , 12, 186-199.

De Clerk, J. J. (2005). Spirituality, Meaning in Life, and Work Wellness: A Research Agenda. The International Journal of Organisational Analysis , 64-87.

Diener, E., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2008). Happiness: Unlocking the mystery of psychological wealth. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Eckersley, R., Hamilton, C., & Denniss, R. (2005). The Australian Wellbeing Manifesto. Canberra: The Australia Institute.

Forster, N., & Still, L. (2001). A report on the effects of occupational stress on managers and professionals in Western Australia. Perth, WA: Centre for Women and Business, Graduate School of Management, The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.

Hall, D. (1995). Executive Careers and Learning: Aligning selection, strategy and development. Human Resource Planning , 18 (2) , 14-23

Hosie, P., N., F., & Sevastos, P. (2003). Applying the ‘happy-productive worker thesis’ to Australian managers, Surfing the waves: Management challenges, management solutions. Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Freemantle.

Hosie, P., Forster, N., & Sevastos, P. (2004). The Impact of Global Pressures on the Affective Well-Being of Australian Managers’ Performance. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management , 12(1), 134-171.

Kasser, T. (2002). The High Price of Materialism. Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Lee, T., & Ashforth, B. (1996). A meta-analytic examination of the correlates of the three dimensions of job burnout. Journal of Applied Psychology , 81, 123-133.

Mackay, H. (2013). The Good Life: What makes a life worth living? Sydney: MacMillan.

Reinhold, B. (1997). Toxic work: How to overcome stress, Overload and burnout and revitalize your career. New York: Plume Publishers.

Ricard, M. (2011). The Dalai Lama: Happiness from within. International Journal of Wellbeing , 1 (2), 274-290.

The ROI for Workplace Wellbeing Programs

360 Steelcase. (2014, Issue 67). Wellbeing A Bottom Line Issue – How feeling good at work drives business performance. 360 Exploring workplace research, insights and trends , pp. 10-69.

Centers for Disease Control and Protection. (2013). Work Organization & Stress Related Disorders.

Eurostat European Commission. (2009). Science, Technology & Innovation in Europe. Luxembourg: Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009.

Harter, J., Schmidt, F., & Hayes, T. (2003). Well-being in the workplace and its relationship to business outcomes: a review of the Gallup studies. In C. H. Keyes, Flourishing: the positive person and the good life (pp. 205-224). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Margeson, F., & Nahrgang, J. (2005, June Issue 3). Authentic Leadership and Eudaimonic Well-Being:understanding leader-follower outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, Vol 16, pp. 373-394.

McCarthy, G., Almeida, S., & Ahrens, J. (2011). Understanding employee well-being practices in Australian organizations. International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society, 1 (1), 181-198.

Medibank Private. (2005). The Health of Australia’s Workforce. Melbourne: MBP.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (2007). Working Towards Wellness: Accelerating the prevention of chronic disease. World Economic Forum.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (2010). Workplace Wellness in Australia – Aligning action with aims: Optimising the benefits of workplace wellness. Sydney: PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ National Health Practice.

Skakona, J., Nielsenb, K., Borgb, V., & Guzmanc, J. (2010). Are leaders’ well-being, behaviours and style associated with the affective well-being of their employees? A systematic review of three decades of research. Work & Stress: An International Journal of Work, Health & Organisations, 107-139.

Sims, J. (2010). Wellness and Productivity Management. Health and Productivity Congress.

van Dierendonck, D., Haynes, C., Borrill, C., & Stride, C. (2004). Leadership Behavior and Subordinate Well-Being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol 9(2), 165-175. doi: .

Vie Wellness. (2010). Why Wellness. Retrieved from

Wesley Corporate Health. (2008). The future@work health report: Employees and their workplace. Leighton Properties and Grosvenor Australia.

Development of the MEWS

McGibbon, A.J. (2014). What factors significantly impact the subjective wellbeing of senior executives and managers in Australian based organisations? Unpublished thesis submitted in fulfillment of MSc in Psychotherapy Studies, University of Sheffield.

Using MEWS: Wellbeing Programs

Annan, K. (1997). Commencement Address, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 6, 1997. Cambridge, Mass.

Baraz, J. (2009). Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. Bantam.

Buffett, W. (2001). Speech to University of Georgia Students

Dowrick, S. (2005). Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Page 359.

Mandela, N. (1995). The Long Walk to Freedom. Back Bay Books

Schwarz, T. (2014) Quoted in Sleep Well, Lead Well: How Better Sleep Can Improve Leadership, Boost Productivity, and Spark Innovation. Centre for Creative Leadership.

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