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Does worker wellbeing affect workplace performance?

Alex Bryson (), John Forth and Lucy Stokes

LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library

Abstract: This paper uses linked employer-employee data to investigate the relationship between employees’ subjective well-being and workplace performance in Britain. The analyses show a clear, positive and statistically-significant relationship between the average level of job satisfaction at the workplace and workplace performance. This finding is present in both cross-sectional and panel analyses and is robust to various estimation methods and model specifications. In contrast, we find no association between levels of job-related affect and workplace performance.

Keywords: Subjective wellbeing; job satisfaction; job-related affect; workplace performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2015-07
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