Theoretical basis of subjective well-being, psychological well-being and well-being at work

The definition of health includes well-being as a prime concept. Following it, there are different theoretical propositions to well-being in literature. This article presents two traditional views and a new conception about well-being. First of all, theoretical basis that sustains subjective well-being is revised. Conceptions about psychological well-being that draw the beginning about positive psychology are showed in the second section. Next, the concept of well-being at work is formulated ponting out your component, which were established in positive links between job and organization. In the end, it is suggested an articulation, based on positive psychology proposition, in order to broaden the understanding of factors that contribute to promote a healthy existence.

subjective well-being; psychological well-being; well-being at work


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