Chapter 2. The Research Journey

  1. Jessica Pryce-Jones

Published Online: 1 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470666845.ch2

Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success

Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success

How to Cite

Pryce-Jones, J. (2010) The Research Journey, in Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470666845.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470689424

Online ISBN: 9780470666845

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • the research journey;
  • Bodleian Library in Oxford;
  • effects of general happiness in workplace;
  • first principles at iOpener “when in doubt, ask other people”;
  • cross-checking - doing one-to-one interviews;
  • top five reported items - that people want in an ideal job;
  • building the next steps - finding someone much more experienced to help direct research;
  • developing outcome measures - structure of happiness at work;
  • ten top findings that really matter;
  • being a good judge - over sensitive issues of one's working life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Initial Seeds

  • First of All, Focus Groups…

  • … Then One-to-One Interviews

  • And Hey Presto, the First Set of Findings

  • The Cold Hard Truth

  • Lose It or Use It

  • Building the Next Steps

  • Developing Outcome Measures

  • Launching the First iOpener People andPerformance Questionnaire: The iPPQ

  • The 5Cs

  • And the Happiness–Productivity Link

  • Ten Top Findings That Really Matter

  • Concluding the End of the Beginning