Visible Wellbeing

Research

Access some of Leas’ most requested research articles…

Lea has been a psychology researcher at Australia’s number one university, the University of Melbourne, for more than 20 years. She has spent the last 10 years researching Positive Education and Positive Psychology which forms the backbone of her Visible Wellbeing™ program.

 

If you would like to access Lea’s research click the links bellow.

Slemp, G., Chin, T., Kern, M., Siokou, C., Loton, D., Oades, L., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L. (2017). Positive Education in Australia: Practice Measurement  and Future Direcitons, In Frydenberg, E., Martin, A., & Collie, R. (Eds). Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. (pp 101 – 122). Springer DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3394-0_6 Click here to access

Allen, K., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L. (2017). School Belonging and the Role of Social and Emotional Competencies in Fostering and Adolescent’s Sense of Connectedness to Their School, In Frydenberg, E., Martin, A., & Collie, R. (Eds). Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. (pp 83 – 99). Springer DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3394-0_6 Click here to access

Waters, L., Sun, J., Rusk, R., Aarch, A., & Cotton, A. (2017). Positive Education: Visible wellbeing and the five domains of positive functioning. In M Slade., L Oades., & A Jarden (Eds). Wellbeing, recovery and mental health(Chapter 20; pp 245-264). Cambridge University Press (60%) Click here to access

Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L., (2017) A Complex Dynamic Systems Approach to Lasting Positive Change: The Synergistic Change Model, The  Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-13, do: 10.1080/17439760.2017.1291853 Click here to access the abstract

Williams, P., Kern, M., Waters, L. (2017) The Role and Reprocessing of Attitudes in Fostering Employee Work Happiness: An Intervention Study, Frontiers in Psychology, 8:28, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00028 Click here to access

Jach, H., Sun, J., Loton, D., Chin, T., Waters, L. (2017). Strengths and Subjective Wellbeing in Adolescence: Strength-Based Parenting and the Moderating Effect of Mindset, Journal of Happiness Studies. doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9836-8  Click here to access the abstract

Allen, K., Kern, M., Vella-Brodrick, D., Hattie, J., Waters L. (2016). What Schools Need to Know About Fostering School Belonging: a Meta-analysis, Educational Psychology Review, 1-34. Click here to access the abstract

Waters, L. (2016). The Relationship between Parent Mindfulness, Child Mindfulness and Child Stress, Psychology, 7, 40-51. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2015). Strength-Based Parenting and Life Satisfaction in Teenagers, Advances in Social Sciences, 2, 158-173. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2015). The Relationship between Strength-Based Parenting with Children’s Stress Levels and Strength-Based Coping Approaches, Psychology, 6, 689-699. Click here to access

Waters, L., & White, M. (2015). Case study of a school wellbeing initiative: Using appreciative inquiry to support positive change. International Journal of Wellbeing5(1), 19-32. Click here to access

Kern, M., Waters, L., Adler, A., & White, M. (2015). A multifaceted approach to measuring wellbeing in students: Application of the PERMA framework. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 262-271. Click here to access

Williams, P., Kern, M., & Waters, L. (2015). Happiness at Work: A longitudinal examination of the association between psychological capital, perceptions of organizational virtuousness and work happiness in school staff. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1). Click here to access

Waters, L., Barsky, A., Ridd, A. & Allen, K. (2015). Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools. Educational Psychology Review, 27(1), 103-134. Click here to access

Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2015). Positive Education for school Leaders: Exploring the Effects of Emotion-Gratitude and Action-Gratitude. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Click here to access

Allen, K., Ryan, T; Gray, D; McInerney, l. D., & Waters, L. (2014). Social media and social connectedness in adolescents. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31, 18-31. Click here to access

White, M., & Waters, L. (2014). The Good School: A case study of the use of Christopher Peterson’s work to adopt a strengths-based approach in the classroom, chapel and sporting fields. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (1), 69-76. Click here to access

Kern, M., Waters, L., White, M., & Adler, A. (2014). Workplace wellbeing: A multifaceted approach to assessing psychological, physical and workplace wellbeing in school staff, Psychology, 5, 500-513. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2014)Balancing the Curriculum: Teaching Gratitude, Hope and Resilience. In H. Sykes (Ed.) A love of Ideas. pp. 117–124. Future Leaders Press. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2013). Using positive psychology to foster character strengths and wellbeing in students. Forward Thinking: Emerging Answers to Education’s Big Questions. Australian College of Educators, 28-36.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2013). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 207-221. Click here to access the abstract

Waters, L. (2012). Predicting Job Satisfaction: Contributions of individual gratitude and institutionalized gratitude. Psychology, 3, 1174-1176. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2011). A review of school-based positive psychology interventions. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 28(2), 75-90. Click here to access the abstract

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