Fostering employees' resilience and psychological well-being through an app-based resilience intervention
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The purpose of this study was to address calls for and test efficacy of an app based, short term resilience intervention for individual benefit.
Three independent samples of participants were assessed to determine the efficacy of an employee focused resilience intervention. Study 1 includes a cross sectional validation of the approach. Study 2 examines validity of the intervention using pre- and post-tests. Study 3 utilizes random assignment of groups (treatment and control) to determine invention results on resilience and individual psychological well-being.
Evidence suggests employees in the experimental group reported higher levels of resilience and psychological well-being as a result of the intervention. Further, the authors found no significant changes in resilience or psychological well-being amongst employees in the control group suggesting the intervention induced the effect.
Previous research attempting resilience interventions have been long, cumbersome and expensive for organizations. Basing the authors’ method on previous research regarded as micro interventions, this intervention is individualized, flexible and very cost effective for organizational application.
Avey, J., Newman, A., & Herbert, K. (2022). Fostering employees’ resilience and psychological well-being through an app-based resilience intervention. Personnel Review, ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1108/pr-08-2021-0612
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