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SHINE Director Presents New Paper at ILO's 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference on Work and Well-being

July 10, 2019

SHINE Director, Dr. Eileen McNeely, presented a new paper titled "The Things that Matter Most at Work for Flourishing in Life: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Well-being in Apparel Supply Chain Workers" at ILO's 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference on Work and Well-being in the 21st Century.  

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New Paper on Worker Well-being Taking Evidence from the Apparel Industry in Mexico

May 29, 2019

This paper aimed to identify drivers for worker well-being (such as job satisfaction, worker engagement, and self-assessed work performance) among Mexican apparel factory workers and their association with work outcomes, controlling for demographic, socioeconomic, and job-related variables. The researchers hypothesized that job resources and resources in life (which can be provided by employers) contribute to work outcomes and worker well-being, and that the influence of job or life resources on well-being is mediated by work outcomes.

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New Paper on Human Flourishing in Cross-Cultural Settings

May 29, 2019

A new paper published by SHINE researchers investigates human flourishing in five culturally distinct populations. In this study we present two measures of human flourishing with psychometric support for their application to culturally distinct populations. Comparisons were made between states of human flourishing in Cambodia, China, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and United States. Although both measures have been shown to have satisfactory psychometic properties in the working adults population in the US they had never been tested empirically in the culturally distinct populattions, which,...

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New Paper on the Impact of Workplace Harassment on Health

May 24, 2019

Workplace harassment and abuse, especially against women, occur with great frequency worldwide. Estimates suggest that as many as 50% of U.S. women experience sexual harassment during their working lives, but only a minority report it. Studies indicate that workplace abuse and stress are related to poorer mental health, including sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and symptoms, and psychological distress.  Exposure to workplace stress has also been associated with increased musculoskeletal injuries and disorders and a higher cardiovascular risk...

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6 ways blockchain is changing luxury

May 13, 2019

Originally published in Vogue Business.  
Blockchain is one of the fastest-growing sectors in tech, and the fashion industry is taking note.  Investment in blockchain startups has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 90 per cent over the past five years, according to Nathan Pacer, co-founder and chief research officer of research firm Venture Scanner. “At its core, blockchain is all about proof of exclusivity and anti-counterfeiting — areas that are important to fashion. Blockchain is still a relatively young technology, but it is showing signs of traction.”... Read more about 6 ways blockchain is changing luxury

New paper on the Flourish Index & Secure Flourish Index as validation in the workplace

April 24, 2019

A new paper examines psychometric properties of the Flourish Index (FI) and Secure Flourish Index (SFI) in the workplace setting.  Written by Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska and Eileen McNeely of SHINE and Tyler J. VanderWeele of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, this paper specifically explores the psychometric properties of the FI and SFI in the working population of 5565 office and manufacturing employees of two US Fortune 500 manufacturing companies.... Read more about New paper on the Flourish Index & Secure Flourish Index as validation in the workplace

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New paper on legacy health effects among never smokers exposed to occupational secondhand smoke

April 23, 2019

A new study on the effects of secondhand smoke on never smokers has just been published by SHINE Harvard researchers.  The study reports associations between legacy secondhand tobacco smoke (SHTS) exposure going back decades and several severe cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes, including MI, PAD, and repeated pneumonia.... Read more about New paper on legacy health effects among never smokers exposed to occupational secondhand smoke

New Paper on Reimagining Health & Flourishing in JAMA

April 9, 2019

A new paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) authored by Tyler J. VanderWeele (Human Flourishing Program - Harvard), PhD, Eileen McNeely, PhD (SHINE - Harvard) ; Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH (Culture of Health - Harvard) explores how even more holistic measures of “well-being” from medicine, psychology, economics, sociology, and government, while come closer to capturing an individual’s complete well-being, still often fall short.... Read more about New Paper on Reimagining Health & Flourishing in JAMA