Measuring virtues - development of a scale to measure employee virtues and their influence on health

Carola Wärnå-Furu, M Sääksjärvi, N Santavirta

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    The results show that by taking into account virtues in working life, companies can significantly improve their employees' well-being. The measurement instrument helps broaden the traditional view on health and is meant to be used by health care professionals in their daily practice. By addressing a person's physical, mental and virtual well-being, health care practitioners can take care of employees on a broader level than before.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)38–45
    Number of pages8
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • caring science
    • health
    • measurement instrument
    • occupational health care
    • sick leave
    • virtues
    • well-being

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