Evaluating dominant “healthy workplace models” from the perspective of positive psychology principles





health workplace models, employee well-being, work stress, healthy organizations, healthy society, positive psychology, PERMA model, Comprehensive Model of Healthy and Happiness


Through systematic research of the existing literature, this paper identifies the most dominant theoretical frameworks in the healthy workplace research field and evaluates them from the perspective of the PERMA model (positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishments) of positive psychology. Building on the conclusions of an in depth analysis a synthesized model, the Comprehensive Model of Healthy Work and Happiness is developed, aiming to connect the strengths of the existing influential healthy work models and the perspectives of positive psychology. This model provides a novel theoretical framework to guide both empirical researchers and business practitioners working toward healthy workplaces.


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Author Biographies

Roland Szilas, Corvinus University of Budapest

associate professor

Dóra Dankó, Corvinus University Budapest

PhD student


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Szilas, R., & Dankó, D. (2023). Evaluating dominant “healthy workplace models” from the perspective of positive psychology principles. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 54(11), 61–75. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2023.11.06