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VAZQUEZ, Ana Claudia Souza; FERREIRA, Maria Cristina  and  MENDONCA, Helenides. Advances in Positive Psychology: Well-Being, Engagement and Job Crafting. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.4, pp. 343-351. ISSN 1677-0471.

Based on the perspective of the complexity of human behavior, scientific advances are being obtained in Positive Psychology by identifying protective factors concurrently with those that cause risk or harm to health. This theoretical article aims to demonstrate the influence of these findings on organizational and work psychology, based on evidence produced in three central constructs. We present the theoretical models that support the evidence and main findings of studies on well-being, engagement and job crafting. The main contribution is that the studies are being driven with integrative models on these phenomena and their associations with happiness, proactivity and professional achievement variables, among others. Added to the knowledge of the traditional studies, Positive Psychology enables a systemic view of work and organizations, treating health and well-being as premises of the work context and healthy performance as a positive outcome of professional activities.

Keywords : positive psychology; worker's health; well-being; work engagement; job crafting.

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