Our Research

We aim to publish high quality research about Quality of Working Life and to produce the best possible technical reports for clients.

We have been developing our theory of quality of working life in organisations across the last 10 years. If you want to help us with our research then please consult our survey overview pages.

Journal articles

Fontinha, R., Van Laar, D., Easton, S. (In Press). Overtime and Quality of Working Life in Academics and non-Academics: The Role of Perceived Work-life Balance. International Journal of Stress Management.

Fontinha, R., Van Laar, D., & Easton, S. (2016). Quality of working life of academics and researchers in the UK: the roles of contract type, tenure and university ranking. Studies in Higher Education, 1-18.

Sulaiman, N. S., Yuen, C. W., Yassim, A. R. M., Van Laar, D., Chinna, K., & Majid, H. A. (2015). Assessing Quality of Working Life Among Malaysian Workers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 (8), 94-100.

Easton, S., & Van Laar, D.L. (2013). QoWL (Quality of Working Life)—What, How and Why? Psychology Research, 3 (10), 596-605.

Easton, S. & Van Laar, D. (2013). Evaluation of outcomes and Quality of Working Life in the coaching setting. The Coaching Psychologist, 9(2), 71-77.

Easton, S., Van Laar, D.L. & Rachel Marlow-Vardy (2013). Quality of Working Life and the Police. Management. 3(3), 135-141.

Duyan, E.C., Aytaç, S., Akyıldız, N. & Van Laar, D. (2013). Measuring Work Related Quality of Life and Affective Well-being in Turkey. Mediterranean Jnl. of Social Sciences, 4 (1), 105-116.

Edwards, J., Van Laar, D.L. & Easton, S. (2009). The Work-Related Quality of Life (WRQoL) scale for Higher Education Employees. Quality in Higher Education. 15: 3, 207-219.

Edwards, J. A., Webster, S., Van Laar, D. & Easton, S. (2008). Psychometric analysis of the UK Health and Safety Executive's Management Standards work-related stress Indicator Tool, Work & Stress, 22:2, 96 - 107.

Van Laar, D. L., Edwards, J. A. & Easton, S. (2007). The Work-Related Quality of Life (QoWL) scale for Healthcare Workers. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 60(3), 325–333.

Edwards, J. A., Guppy, A. & Cockerton, T. (2007). A longitudinal investigation exploring the relationships between occupational stressors, non-work stressors, and work performance. Work & Stress, 21(2), 99-116.

Arulmani, G., Van Laar, D.L. & Easton, S. (2004). Career Counselling needs in the Indian context: Indications from exploratory studies.  Indian Journal of Vocational Education, 6(1), 41-52.

Guppy, A., Edwards, J.A., Brough, P., Sale, C., Peters-Bean, K., & Short, E. (2004). The Psychometric properties of the short version of the cybernetic coping scale. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology,77, 39-62.

Arulmani, G., Van Laar, D.L. & Easton, S. (2003). The Influence of Career Beliefs and Socio-Economic Status on the Career Decision-Making of High School Students in India.  International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 3 (3), 193-204.

Easton, S., Plant, B. & Merrett, C. (2001). A Comparison of clinical psychology services in the NHS and for the Police. Clinical Psychology Forum.149, 32-36.

Easton, S. (1997). Psychological health; Helping people in stress and distress. In (ed.) Watkins, A. Mind-body medicine: A Clincians Guide to Psychoneuroimmunology. 186-202.

User Manual

Easton, S. and Van Laar, D. (2012). User manual of the Work-Related Quality of Life Scale. Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth. ISBN: 9781861376398.

Conference Presentations

Easton, S. & Van Laar, D. L. (2010). Using the WRQoL scale in careers guidance. JIVA International conference. Bangalore, India, September, 2010.

Van Laar, D.L. & Easton, S. (2010). Exploration of “pre-retirement bounce” in Quality of Working Life and Employee Engagement. IWP Conference on Work, Wellbeing and Performance 2010, June 29-July1 2010, Sheffield, UK. Abstract p.52.

Van Laar, D., Easton, S. & Bradshaw, A. (2009). The Work-Related Quality of Life Scale. ISQoLS 09. July 19-22, Florence, IT.

Easton, S., Van Laar, D. & Bradshaw, A. (2009). The Work-Related Quality of Life of UK University staff. ISQoLS 09. July 19-22, Florence, IT.

Bradshaw, A. & Van Laar, D. (2009). Are University staff stressed and what should be done about it? Association of University Administrators Annual Conference. April 6-9 2009, Exeter, UK.

Van Laar, D. & Bradshaw, A. (2009). Organisational Development in HE and the Work-Related Quality of Life scale. Association of University Administrators Annual Conference. April 6-9 2009, Exeter, UK.

Edwards, J., Van Laar, D., & Easton, S. (2006). Quality of Working Life and self management of stress. BPS Wessex branch conference on Self Management in Health Psychology. Southampton University, November, 2006.

Edwards, J. A. (2006). Examining Reciprocal Relationships between Stress & Well-Being across Work & Non-Work Domains: A Multi-Group Cross-Lagged Structural Equation Modelling Investigation. Paper presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, 2006 in Glasgow.