Work, Wellbeing, and Coping Behavior in the Time of Covid-19: A Longitudinal Study

Work, Wellbeing, and Coping Behavior in the Time of Covid-19: A Longitudinal Study

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, this longitudinal study was started in December 2019 to investigate, using monthly data collections from a large national sample in Germany, how the COVID-19 pandemic changes people’s work arrangements, wellbeing, and behavior. Along with Hannes Zacher (Co-PI), we are currently collecting data across 18 additional monthly waves, in the hopes that our results will show how changes in work influence well-being over time and how people can effectively cope with the crisis, potentially even enabling personal growth. The findings will have significant practical implications for the design and implementation of interventions to improve the wellbeing of employees and their families, and they can help organizations prepare for future crises.

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Cort W. Rudolph
Associate Professor of Industrial & Organizational Psychology