Tag Archives: well-being

On SAGE Insight: The social media see-saw: Positive and negative influences on adolescents’ affective well-being

From New Media & Society Social media use is nearly universal among US-based teens. Social media is intertwined with daily life—for school-aged teens in developed countries, interacting with and through social media platforms (SMPs) is “just part of [the] routine.” … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why are depression and anxiety rates in the West greater than in Asia?

Article title: Exploring the East-West Divide in Prevalence of Affective Disorder: A Case for Cultural Differences in Coping With Negative Emotion From Personality and Social Psychology Review Lifetime rates of clinical depression and anxiety in the West tend to be … Continue reading

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Higher workloads can make freelance workers happier

Article title: Challenge and hindrance stressors and wellbeing-based work–nonwork interference: A diary study of portfolio workers From Human Relations As the hours of freelance or portfolio workers fluctuate, so does their well-being, finds this study. The study surveyed 45 freelance … Continue reading

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Pregnant women at work: The role of stigma in predicting women’s intended exit from the workforce

From Psychology of Women Quarterly The majority of U.S. women are working, either full time or part time, when they become pregnant for the first time. Although most women in the United States return to work within 3 months of … Continue reading

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Can putting your child before yourself make you a happier person?

Parents reap what they sow: Child-centrism and parental well-being From Social Psychological and Personality Science While popular media often depicts highly-involved parents negatively as “helicopter parents” or “tiger moms”, how does placing one’s children at the center of family life … Continue reading

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The effects of bullying last long into adulthood

Impact of Bullying in Childhood on Adult Health, Wealth, Crime, and Social Outcomes From Psychological Science It has long been acknowledged that bullying at a young age presents a problem for schools, parents and public policy makers alike. Though children … Continue reading

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The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British workplaces

From Work Employment & Society While society sees employment as the key to social membership, the assumption that employees with disabilities are of less productive worth leads to stigmatization and discrimination. This article uses data from the British Workplace Behaviour … Continue reading

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Graduate glut spells underused skills and dissatisfaction for many

Shades of grey: Understanding job quality in emerging graduate occupations From Human Relations Graduates are taking up jobs that don’t fully use their skills and as a result are causing high turnover for employers, claims this research. The findings raise … Continue reading

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Is ‘modern culture’ bad for our health and well-being?

From Global Health Promotion There is increasing evidence indicating that well-being in high-income societies may be in decline. One influential theory for this trend blames the driving values of materialism, individualism and consumerism in ‘modern’ societies, which in turn exert … Continue reading

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