This chapter focuses on the resources and potentials of the people working in the agricultural sector from the eudaimonic and hedonic perspectives of well-being.It provides a review of the available literature, underscoring the importance of urgent and varied explorations of farmers' well-being that go beyond the traditional economic and sociologic measures. More specifically, though limited in number, studies conducted among farmers highlight the important role of positive relationships, mastery and self-efficacy, connection with nature, and resilience in facing the unpredictability of natural changes that directly affect work outcomes. The impact of socio-economic conditions on the well-being of agricultural workers was more clearly highlighted by comparative studies investigating well-being indicators among rural and urban groups within the same country. International agencies, local institutions, and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of the ecosystem's critical conditions, and of the challenges faced by the endangered population of farmers.

The Well-Being of Workers in the Agricultural Sector / L. SOOSAI NATHAN, A. Delle Fave - In: The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work / [a cura di] L. Oades, M. Steger, A. Delle Fave, J. Passmore. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : Wiley Blackwell, 2016. - ISBN 9781118977651. - pp. 527-545 [10.1002/9781118977620.ch27]

The Well-Being of Workers in the Agricultural Sector

L. SOOSAI NATHAN;A. Delle Fave
2016

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This chapter focuses on the resources and potentials of the people working in the agricultural sector from the eudaimonic and hedonic perspectives of well-being.It provides a review of the available literature, underscoring the importance of urgent and varied explorations of farmers' well-being that go beyond the traditional economic and sociologic measures. More specifically, though limited in number, studies conducted among farmers highlight the important role of positive relationships, mastery and self-efficacy, connection with nature, and resilience in facing the unpredictability of natural changes that directly affect work outcomes. The impact of socio-economic conditions on the well-being of agricultural workers was more clearly highlighted by comparative studies investigating well-being indicators among rural and urban groups within the same country. International agencies, local institutions, and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of the ecosystem's critical conditions, and of the challenges faced by the endangered population of farmers.
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Settore M-PSI/05 - Psicologia Sociale
Settore M-PSI/06 - Psicologia del Lavoro e delle Organizzazioni
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