Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Allison, L., Waters, L., & Kern, M. L. (2020). Flourishing Classrooms: Applying a Systems-Informed Approach to Positive Education. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-11.

Black, B., & Kern, M. L. (2020). A qualitative exploration of individual differences in wellbeing for highly sensitive individuals. Palgrave Communications.

Chia, A., Kern, M. L., & Neville, B. A. (2020). CSR for happiness: Corporate determinants of societal happiness as social responsibility. Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12274

Chia, A., & Kern, M. L. (2020). Subjective wellbeing and the social responsibilities of business: An exploratory investigation of Australian perspectives. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

McFerran, K. S., Lai, H. I. C., Chang, W. H., Acquaro, D., Stokes, H., Chin, T. C., & Crooke, A. H. D. (2020). Music, Rhythm and Trauma: A critical interpretive synthesis of research literature. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 324.

Francis, J., Chin, T. C., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2020). Examining Emotional Literacy Development Using a Brief On-Line Positive Psychology Intervention with Primary School Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(20), 7612.

Huang, L., Kern, M. L., & Oades, L. G. (2020). Strengthening university student wellbeing: Language and perceptions of Chinese international students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17: 5538. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155538

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., Trinh, S., & Jonsdottir, H. K. (2020). Guide éthique de la pratique de la psychologie positive (version 1.0: French). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-33. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1213

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., & Al-Ahmadi, A (2020). Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (version 1.0: Arabic). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-38. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1337

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., & Giraldez-Hayes, A. (2020). Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (version 1.0: Spanish). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-33. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1161

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., Beicker, J., & Stricker, J. (2020). Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (version 1.0: Danish). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-32. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1189

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., & Adiguzel, G. (2020). Pozitif Psikoloji Uygulamalarında Etik İlkeler (sürüm 1.0: Turkish). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-33. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1435

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A., Lomas, T., HassaniRaad, M., Taghva, N. (2020). Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (version 1.0: Persian). International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(3), 1-30. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i3.1133

Jarden R., Jarden, A., Weiland, T., Taylor, G., Brockenshire, N, & Gerdtz, M. (2020). Registered nurses' experiences of psychological well-being and ill-being in their first year of practice: A qualitative meta-synthesis. International Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14667

Young, T., Macinnes, S. Jarden, A., & Colla, R. (2020). The impact of a wellbeing program imbedded in university classes: The importance of valuing happiness, baseline wellbeing and practice frequencyStudies in Higher Education, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1793932

Jarden, A. (2020). Wellbeing projects at scale. Journal of Studies on Public Affairs, 1-9. Tokyo, Japan.

Hamling, H., Jarden, R., Jarden, A., & Synard, J. (2020). Epistemological fruit salad: Broadening methodology in positive psychology research to develop contextualised interventions and understandings of well-being. Special issue of the Journal of Positive Psychology.

Young, T., Macinnes, S., Jarden, A., & Colla, R. (2020). The impact of a wellbeing program imbedded in university classes: the importance of valuing happiness, baseline wellbeing and practice frequency. Studies in Higher Education, 1-20.

Waterworth, S., Raphael, D., Gott, M., Arroll, B., & Jarden, A. (2020). Uncovering strengths within community dwelling older adults: What does it mean for health care practice?. Health & Social Care in the Community28(3), 932-940.

Park, J., Joshanloo, M., & Scheifinger, H. (2019). Predictors of life satisfaction in Australia: A study drawing upon annual data from the Gallup World Poll. Australian Psychologist.

Joshanloo, M. & Gebauer, J.G. (2020). Religiosity's nomological network and temporal change: Introducing an extensive country-level religiosity index based on Gallup World Poll data. European Psychologist, 25, 26-40.

Joshanloo, M., Jovanović, V. (2020). The relationship between gender and life satisfaction: Analysis across demographic groups and global regions. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 23, 331–338.

Joshanloo, M. (2020). The structure of the MHC-SF in a large American sample: Contributions of multidimensional scaling. Journal of Mental Health, 29(2), 139-143.

Joshanloo, M. (2020). Factorial/discriminant validity and longitudinal measurement invariance of MHC-SF in Korean young adults. Current Psychology, 39(1), 51–57.

Kim, H., & Joshanloo, M. (2020). Internet Access and Voicing Opinions: The Moderating Roles of Age and the National Economy. Social Indicators Research, 150(1), 121-141.

Kim, M. Y., Joshanloo, M., & Foldesi, E. (2020). Relationship Between Emotional Expression Discrepancy and Life Satisfaction Across Culture and Personal Values. Current Psychology39(4), 1087–1097.

Sirgy, M. J., Kim, M. Y., Joshanloo, M., Lee, D.-J., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). The Relationship Between Domain Satisfaction and Domain Importance: The Moderating Role of Depression. Journal of Happiness Studies21(6), 2007–2030.

Sirgy, M. J., Lee, D.-J., Park, S., Joshanloo, M., & Kim, M. (2020). Work–Family Spillover and Subjective Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Coping Strategies. Journal of Happiness Studies, 21(8), 2909–2929.

Van de Vliert, E., & Joshanloo, M. (2020). Impacts of colder and hotter climates on richer and poorer people’s daily functioning. Climate Research82, 137-148.

Bloore, R. A., Jose, P. E., & Joshanloo, M. (2020). Does hope mediate and moderate the relationship between happiness aversion and depressive symptoms? Open Journal of Depression09(01), 1–16.

Lambert, L., Karabchuk, T., & Joshanloo, M. (in press). Predictors of life satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates: Results based on Gallup data. Current Psychology.

Jovanović, V., & Joshanloo, M. (in press). The Contribution of Positive and Negative Affect to Life Satisfaction across Age. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Park, J., Joshanloo, M., & Scheifinger, H. (2020). Predictors of life satisfaction in Australia: A study drawing upon annual data from the Gallup World Poll. Australian Psychologist55(4), 375–388. https://doi.org/10.1111/ap.12441

Kern, M. L., Williams, P., Spong, C., Colla, R., Sharma, K., Downie, A., ... & Oades, L. G. (2020). Systems informed positive psychology. The Journal of Positive Psychology15(6), 705-715.

Pongiglione, B., Kern, M. L., Carpentieri, JD., Schwartz, H. A., Gupta, N., & Goodman, A. (2020). Do children’s expectations about future physical activity predict their physical activity in adulthood? International Journal of Epidemiology.

Sun, J., Schwartz, H. A., Son, Y., Kern, M. L., & Vazire, S. (2020). The language of well-being: Tracking fluctuations in emotion experience through everyday speech. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology118(2), 364.

Quach, J. L., Deery, B., Kern, M. L., Clinton, J, Gold, L., Orsini, F., & Sciberras, E. (2020). Can a teacher-led mindfulness intervention for new school entrants improve child outcomes? Protocol for a school cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 10:e036523.

Hill, J. L., Kern, M. L., Seah, W. T., & van Driel, J. (2020). Feeling Good and Functioning Well in Mathematics Education: Exploring Students’ Conceptions of Mathematical Well-Being and Values. ECNU Review of Education, 2096531120928084.

Eichstaedt, J. C., Yaden, D. B., Ribiero, F., Adler, A., & Kern, M. L. (2020). Lifestyle and wellbeing: Exploring behavioral and demographic covariates in a large US sample. International Journal of Wellbeing.

Kern, M. L., Cahill, H., Morrish, L., Farrelly, A., Shlezinger, K., & Jach, H. (2020). The responsibility of knowledge: Identifying and reporting students with evidence of psychological distress in large-scale school-based studies. Research Ethics, 1747016120952511.

Lomas, T., Waters, L., Williams, P., Oades, L., & Kern, M. (2020). Third wave positive psychology: Broadening towards complexity. The Journal of Positive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1805501

Lambert, L., Lomas, T., van de Weijer, M. P., Passmore, H. A., Joshanloo, M., Harter, J., Ishikawa, Y., Lai, A., Kitagawa, T., Chen, D., Kawakami, T., Miyata, H., & Diener, E. (2020). Towards a greater global understanding of wellbeing: A proposal for a more inclusive measure. International Journal of Wellbeing, 10(2), 1-18.

Riedel, R., Vialle, W., Pearson, P., & Oades, L. G. (2020) Quality Learning and Positive Education Practice: the Student Experience of Learning in a School-Wide Approach to Positive Education. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 1-23.

Kiernan, F., Davidson, J., & Oades, L. (2020). Researching creativity and wellbeing: Interdisciplinary perspectives. International Journal of Wellbeing10(5).

Oades, L.G., Ozturk, C., Hou, H., & Slemp, G.R. (in press). Wellbeing Literacy: A language-use capability relevant to wellbeing outcomes of positive psychology interventions. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Hou, H. , Tan-Chyuan Chin, T.C., Gavin R. Slemp, G.R. &  Oades, L. G. Wellbeing Literacy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Preliminary Empirical Findings from Students, Parents and School Staff. (in press).  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Slemp, G. R., Zhao, Y., Hao, H., & Vallerand, R. J. (2020). Job crafting, leader autonomy support, and passion for work: Testing a model in Australia and China. Motivation and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-020-09850-6

Slemp, G. R., Field, J. G., & Cho, A. S. H. (2020). A meta-analysis of autonomous and controlled forms of teacher motivation. Journal of Vocational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103459

Trask-Kerr, K. M., Chin, T-C., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2020). Positive education and the new prosperity: Exploring young people’s conceptions of prosperity and success. Australian Journal of Education.  DOI: 10.1177/0004944119860600

Quinlan, D., Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Gray, A. & Swain, N. (2020). Teachers matter:  Student outcomes following a strengths intervention are mediated by teacher strengths spotting.  Journal of Happiness Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-018-0051-7

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Chin, T-C, & Rickard, N. S. (2020).  Examining the effects of an exemplar school-based wellbeing approach on student competency, autonomy and relatedness. Health Promotion International, 35 (5), 1190-1198.  doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz115

Waters, L., Strauss, G., Somech, A., Haslam, N., & Dussert, D. (2020). Does team psychological capital predict team outcomes at work? International Journal of Wellbeing, 10(1), 1-25. doi:10.5502/ijw.v10i1.923

Waters, L., Loton, D. J., Grace, D., Jacques-Hamilton, R. and Zyphur, M. J. (2019). Observing Change Over Time in Strength-Based Parenting and Subjective Wellbeing for Pre-teens and Teens. Front. Psychol. 10:2273. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02273

Zavala, C., & Waters, L. (2020). Coming Out as LGBTQ+: The role strength-based parenting on posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-25.

Waters, L. (2020). Using positive psychology interventions to strengthen family happiness: A family systems approach. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 15(5),645-652. doi:10.1080/17439760.2020.1789704

Owens, R. L., & Waters, L. (2020). What does positive psychology tell us about early intervention and prevention with children and adolescents? A review of positive psychological interventions with young people. The Journal of Positive Psychology15(5), 588-597.


Willams, P. (2020). Becoming AntiFragile – Learning to Thrive through Disruption, Challenge and Change. Australia: Hambone Publishing

Allen, K., Reupert, A. & Oades, LG. (Eds) , (in press).  Building Better Schools with Evidence-based Policy: Adaptable Policy for Teachers and School Leaders. Routledge.

Book Chapters

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Chin, T-C, Cooper, A. & Ricci, E. (2020). A collaborative approach to building youth well-being (p. 85-102). Dicke, T., Guay, F., Marsh, H. W., Craven, R. G. & McInerney, D. M. (Editors). SELF – A Multidisciplinary Concept. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte NC.

Oades, L. (2020). Towards a wellbeing literate society. In Eds Andrews, K., Papps, F., Mancini, L., Nicholson-Perry, K., Senior, G., & Brymer, E., Innovations in a Changing World (pp14-18). Australian College of Applied Psychology, Australia.

Oades, L.G, Baker, L., Francis, J., & Taylor, J. (2020). Wellbeing Literacy and Positive Education. In M. Kern & M. Wehmeyer (Eds,). The Palgrave Handbook on Positive Education.

Oades, L.G, Hou, H., Francis, J., Baker, L., Huang, L.  (in press). Wellbeing Literacy: Language Use a Way to Contextualise the Process of Positive Education. In K-A. Allen, M. Furlong, S. Suldo, D. Vella-Brodrick (Eds,). Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (Third Edition): In Support of Positive Educational Processes. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)

Oades, L.G., Taylor, J., Francis, J., & Baker, L.  (in press). Wellbeing Literacy as an Emancipatory and Transformative Capability. (in press) In M. White & F. McCallum (Eds,). Wellbeing and Resilience Education: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Education Systems. Routledge.

Commissioned Research Reports:

Chin, T-C. (2020). Cultivating wellbeing in the Arts8. Interim report. Parkville: The University of Melbourne. Commissioned by ArtsReady, Australia.

Chin, T-C., Stevenson, I., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2020). Understanding the needs of young people in Yarra Ranges: Findings from the student well-being survey. Parkville: The University of Melbourne. Commissioned by Yarra Ranges Council.

Chin, T-C., Stevenson, I., Jacques-Hamilton, R., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2019). Wellbeing in the Maroondah Network of Schools: Understanding the wellbeing needs of students, staff, parents and carers in Maroondah. Parkville: The University of Melbourne. Commissioned by The Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

Policy Report

De Ruyter, D., Oades, L.G, & Waghid, Y., 2020 Meaning(s) of Human Flourishing and Education. Research brief by the International Science and Evidence based Education Assessment. An initiative by UNESCO MGIEP. https://d1c337161ud3pr.cloudfront.net/files%2Fa8cd2349-650b-4312-8950-750fe87497e0_Flourishing%20and%20Education.pdf

Conference Proceedings

Kern, M. L., McCarthy, P. X., Chakrabarty, D., & Rizoiu, M.-A. (2019). Social media-predicted personality traits and values can help match people to their ideal jobs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 116(52). www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1917942116

Hill, J. L., Kern, M. L., Seah, W. T., & van Driel, J. (2020). A model of student mathematical wellbeing: Australian grade 8 students’ conceptions. In NNN (Eds.). Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Khon Kaen, Thailand: PME.

Jaidka, K., Giorgi, S., Schwartz, H. A., Kern, M. L., Ungar, L. H., & Eichstaedt, J. C. (2020). Estimating geographic subjective well-being from Twitter: A comparison of dictionary and data-driven language models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 117, 10165-10171. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1906364117