AMBS to conduct well-being research, supported by Mind Matters

The Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is conducting a research study on well-being and work demands for veterinary surgeons working in the UK. The project has been reviewed by the University of Manchester Proportionate Research Ethics Committee and will be carried out by Principal Researcher Dr Elinor O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at AMBS and a supporter of the Mind Matters Initiative, along with fellow Lecturers in Organisational Psychology at AMBS, Dr Sheena Johnson and Dr David Hughes. Participation will be confidential and the study will be conducted online, for convenience. The total number of participants in the study is not pre-determined, and the study is unpaid.

The aim of this study is to investigate work-related demands and well-being experienced by veterinary surgeons practising in the UK, as well as the role of personality style on the relationship between work demands and well-being. The study is split into two phases, with the first offering an online questionnaire which will take roughly 15 minutes to complete. This includes questions about the demands experienced in work, well-being, and personality style. After completing this, the participant will be asked if they are then happy to take part in the second, follow-up phase of the study, which will involve completing a second online questionnaire in three months’ time. This will predominantly include questions about well-being and will take roughly 5-10 minutes to complete. Participants can decide to opt out of the second questionnaire if they so wish.

It is anticipated that study findings will be published in academic journals and practitioner publications, as well as presented at psychology and veterinary conferences. If you would like to participate in the study please read the Participant Information Sheet where you will find a link at the end to the survey.

The survey can be accessed here.

For further information, please contact Principal Researcher Dr Elinor O’Connor.