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The Impact of Work-Based Mindfulness Programmes on Employee Health

Gordon, Frances (2020) The Impact of Work-Based Mindfulness Programmes on Employee Health. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Health and wellbeing have been a global conversation that has gained momentum over the past twenty years (World Health Organisation, 2007). Primarily due to stress becoming a leading cause of illness in the workplace (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2016). Moreover, the subject of mindfulness and the benefits associated has become a key topic of workplace wellbeing programmes highlighted by many psychological therapists and academics to enable people to live healthier and fuller lives. However, more critical is mindfulness has been widely reported as a tool or technique that can enhance individuals to manage stress, anxiety, health and emotions in a positive way (Kabat-Zinn, 1994).

This dissertation aims to examine in more depth what the benefits of mindfulness has on employee health within a workplace environment. The author has drawn on the empirical research within the secondary data, and on examination of the literature,the specific areas that to date are underdeveloped.

This study, therefore, addresses the gaps in employee education relating to the subject of mindfulness. Additionally, the leadership impact and whether the mindful leader is necessary for the future management of employees. Additionally, what guidance organisations require to implement programmes that have significant health benefits to the workers.

The approach the author has taken in this research has been a mono method process and drawing on a small sample size of semi-structured interviews, and the author used a qualitative data collection analysis. Therefore, due to the nature of this approach applying an inductive method supported this process allowing the author to develop that which has relevance for the subject of mindfulness and health associations and extrapolate the data that can fill the research gaps within this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 18:30
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 18:30
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4794

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