Developing psychological capital to support journalists’ well-being

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Simunjak, M. 2023. Developing psychological capital to support journalists’ well-being. in: Bélair-Gagnon, V., Holton, A., Deuze, M. and Mellado, C. (ed.) Happiness in Journalism Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
Chapter titleDeveloping psychological capital to support journalists’ well-being
AuthorsSimunjak, M.
Abstract

The issue that this chapter deals with stems from journalism being a high emotional labour job with multiple stressors faced in everyday work. These include, but are not limited to, work conditions such as long and irregular work hours, constant digital connectedness, pressure of meeting deadlines, dealing with abusive audiences, covering trauma and conflict, and so on. Facing these everyday stressors has been found to led to stress, burnout, decreased job satisfaction and performance, and concerning levels of journalists considering a change of profession. Accordingly, this chapter focuses on happiness as subjective well-being, exploring ways in which journalists’ well-being can be supported with development of personal resources in the form of psychological capital (PsyCap), including resilience, efficacy, optimism, and hope.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
Book titleHappiness in Journalism
EditorsBélair-Gagnon, V., Holton, A., Deuze, M. and Mellado, C.
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
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Paperback9781032428543
Hardcover9781032428550
Electronic9781003364597
Copyright Year2023
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Print14 Nov 2023
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Accepted22 Aug 2023
Deposited13 Nov 2023
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Happiness-in-Journalism/Belair-Gagnon-Holton-Deuze-Mellado/p/book/9781032428543
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