Well-being in a post-pandemic world - a positive psychological perspective

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Globally, employees are experiencing many challenges to their sense of well-being. The COVID-19 crisis, as well as the enormous technological development we are experiencing, has contributed to employees’ poor mental health. This chapter offers a synopsis of different theoretical frameworks that support our understanding of well-being from a positive psychological perspective. The theoretical frameworks presented include the Conservation of Resources Theory (COR), the PERMA theory and the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) theory. Some interventions that could be introduced to support employee well-being in the future are also recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Human Resources
Subtitle of host publicationThe New Normal
EditorsIngrid l. Potgieter, Nadia Ferreira
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783031098031
ISBN (Print)9783031098024
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2022


  • Conservation-of-Resources theory
  • Job Demands-Resources theory
  • PERMA theory
  • positive psychology
  • theoretical frameworks
  • well-being


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