Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Public Health

pp 1457-1457

Well Being


Welfare; Wellness


Well-being can be describe as a state of being well, healthy, contented, etc. Well-being at work can be defined as a state of feeling well and a positive attitude towards work. It also implies that workers are able to experience personal growth and positive energy from their work. wellness

Well being denotes state of human existance in which basic needs are adequately met and satisfied. It also refers to health status, meaning not only absence of illness, but also quality of health.

There are many components to well-being. A large part is standard of living, the amount of money and access to goods and services that a person has; these numbers are fairly easily measured. Others like freedom, happiness, art, environmental health are even more difficult to measure.



Quality of Life (QOL)

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