On being a happy academic
Martin, B. 2011, 'On being a happy academic', Australian Universities' Review, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 50-56.
Happiness research provides guidance on what academics can do to increase their satisfaction at work. Changes in external circumstances, such as salary rises, seldom have a lasting effect. More likely to improve long-term happiness levels are exercising well-developed skills, building strong relationships, helping others and cultivating mindfulness. These methods for improving well-being have some specific implications for academic life, suggesting strategies for individuals and policy-making.
Brian Martin. "On being a happy academic" Faculty of Arts - Papers (2011): 50-56.
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