Inequalities and well-being at work

Current project leaders: Silvia Filippi

Description: Well-being at work can be shaped by several factors. Here we address structural underpinnings, and specifically inequalities at the economic and power levels. In the first line of study, we investigate how a large CEO-worker pay gap is detrimental to worker well-being: it affects worker identification with the organization, psychological well-being and job satisfaction in general, and undermines worker perceptions of work-life balance. In the second line of research, we focus on power differentials and study how companies with decentralized power, i.e., shared among all members, have a positive effect on worker well-being and work engagement, given by increased identification with the organization. 


  • EASP Collaborative Research Grant awarded to Caterina Suitner and Kim Peters (2021)

Representative Publications:

  • Filippi, S., Salvador Casara, B. G., Pirrone, D., Yerkes, M., & Suitner, C. (2023). Economic inequality increases the number of hours worked and decreases work–life balance perceptions: longitudinal and experimental evidence. Royal Society Open Science10(10), 230187.
  • Filippi, S., Peters, K., & Suitner, C. (2023). Power to the people: A social identity perspective on organizational decentralization and employee well‐being. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology