Work–Life Balance in the Time of Corona

A Selection of Complimentary Readings from Journal of Personnel Psychology

The editors of our Journal of Personnel Psychology have put together reading lists of articles published in the journal that readers may find relevant to life and work during the current coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to make them freely available on our journals platform for all to read who are interested in some food for thought. The selected papers are divided into three broad categories:

  • Health care
  • Balancing work, life and resources
  • Virtual or remote work and online assessment

Here, a shout out to Journal of Personnel Psychology’s Managing Editor Petra Gelléri for compiling and commenting the selection!

We at Hogrefe are still here for you – and hope you’ll find the selected articles bring you some insights and ideas in these troubling times.


Virtual or Remote Work and Online Assessment

Editor’s remarks: As a consequence of the pandemic, working from home has become essential for some professions. This means that there is a powerful shift towards virtual or remote work at the moment. The following papers address the topic of working (together) virtually in different contexts. Five of these papers stem from a special issue edited by Karins S. Moser and Carolyn M. Axtell in early 2013. 

Balancing Work, Life, and Resources

Editor’s remarks: The Journal of Personnel Psychology has also published some research on consequences of work on well-being, stress, private life, etc. The following resources might be helpful for scientists in furthering their research questions or practitioners trying to understand and help employees cope with the current situation and demanding work circumstances.

Health Care

Editor’s remarks: Some of the research published in the Journal of Personnel Psychology deals with health-care professionals, a group that is especially vulnerable at current times, as they are working the front lines. We hope the following resources help researchers and practitioners to better understand and aid these persons during the exceptional circumstances of the corona crisis.