Fathering Identities and Men’s Engagement With Flexible Working Arrangements (2024)

New research from Western Sydney University researchers shows how men's identity as a father shapes their engagement with flexible working for caring, and that although fathers want and need flexibility, there still exists some tension between men modifying work for care and expectations for them to be 'ideal workers'.

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Australian Principals’ Occupational Health and Wellbeing Survey (2024)

The latest survey of 2300+ principals, assistant principals, and deputy principals from every school type, sector, state, and territory survey finds unsustainable high workloads, levels of stress and unacceptable rates of violence from parents and students continue. But on top of this, school leaders are experiencing significant levels of mental illness and around half are considering leaving the profession.

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The potential of high-performance workplaces for boosting worker productivity, health, and creativity: A comparison between WELL and non-WELL certified environments (2023)

Recent research of 1403 post-occupancy evaluation surveys from 14 open-plan offices (10 WELL-certified and 4 uncertified) in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong found benefits related to satisfaction, health, productivity, and creativity may be achieved by following the WELL building standard.

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The Patient POV: Exploring cost of living impact (2023)

This survey of over 9000 Australian Adult patients suggests basic healthcare is becoming a luxury to Australians as cost-of-living increases, with potential major population health consequences. The study revealed many people are paying for essential healthcare on credit, while an increasing number are delaying or skipping basic diagnostic testing, prescription medicines, mental health and dental care.

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Psychological health and safety in the workplace (2024)

This report draws from three main data sources to examine characteristics and trends in the worker experience of psychosocial hazards and mental health conditions in Australian workplaces. These are Safe Work Australia’s National Dataset for Compensation-based Statistics (NDS), People at Work (PAW) survey data and the National Return to Work (NRTW) survey.

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Job Quality and Construction Workers’ Mental Health: Life Course Perspective (2022)

Analysis of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia panel survey by RMIT University researchers revealed that low job security, high job demands, the unfairness of effort and reward and high job intensity are all significant predictors of mental ill-health in manual/non-managerial construction workers.

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