Titel: Exploring Resources, Life-Balance and Well-Being of Women Who Work in a Global Context
Autoren/Herausgeber: Roxane L Gervais, Prudence M. Millear (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 608 g
Roxane L. Gervais has worked in diverse organisations and at present, she is a Senior Psychologist at the Health & Safety Laboratory in the United Kingdom. In her role, she researches and promotes solutions to work-related issues. This research covers stress and well-being at work and this aspect of her research has led to her facilitating training on work-related stress and well-being as well as undertaking stress audits within organisations. Her research interests include also assessing women over the life-course, especially with respect to their work patterns and practices, along with those other organisational practices, such as work-life balance, engagement, resilience, and organisational change processes that allow a more holistic view of today’s workforce. Due to the changing work environment that includes globalisation and a stronger focus on diversity, her research includes generational differences as well as other diversity issues. She has presented these aspects of her research at international conferences and contributes to her profession by editing papers for three journals and two international conference committees. As well, Roxane volunteers with one of her professional bodies, the British Psychological Society, as she to wants to assist in ensuring that both the science and practice of occupational psychology is maintained and reinforced. She gained her PhD at the University of Hull.Prudence Millear completed her PhD from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2010. Her doctoral research programme focused on the benefits and effects of individual and workplace resources on well-being, mental health and work engagement in the Australian workforce. She joined the University of the Sunshine Coast as a Lecturer in Psychology in early 2011, as an ongoing position. Prudence’s research focuses on how individuals are actively involved in constructing their own lives, in particular, the importance of personal resources, such as optimism and self-efficacy, acting with workplace resources to promote well-being and work engagement. Her research has a particular focus on the intersection of work and family roles across the lifespan. She is interested in women’s engagement in the paid workforce, from the important role of childcare provision, to the consequences of menopause on women’s work lives. In addition, her research is framed through the lens of successful aging and how the characteristics of persons drive their experiences and behaviours to experience a full and happy life. Bringing together the resources of individuals with the resources of their work and family roles will enable better understanding of resilient well-being, better mental health, and continued engagement in life’s tasks.