Research

 
 

Scientific Journal Publications

Waters, L., Brunzell, T., & Stokes, H. (2019). Shifting Teacher Practice in Trauma-Affected Classrooms: Practice Pedagogy Strategies Within a Trauma-Informed Positive Education Model. Springer Nature. Click here to access.

Waters, L., & Brunzell, T. (2018). Five strengths-based supports for student experiencing trauma. Greater Good magazine. Click here to access.

Waters, L., Loton, D., & Jach, H. (2018). Does Strength-Based Parenting Predict Academic Achievement? The Mediating Effects of Perseverance and Engagement. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-20, first online. Click here to access

Brunzell, T., Stokes, H., & Waters, L. (2018). Why Do You Work with Struggling Students? Teacher Perceptions of Meaningful Work in Trauma-Impacted Classrooms. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43, 116-142.Click here to access

Allen, K., Kern, P., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2018). Understanding the priorities of Australian secondary schools through an analysis of their mission and vision statements. Educational Administration Quarterly, 54(2) 249 –274. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2017) Progressing Positive Education and creating Visible Wellbeing. In S. Donaldson & M. Rao (Eds.). Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology. (Chapter 9; pp 229-256). Praeger Publishing. Click here to access

Waters, L., Sun, J., Rusk, R., Aarch, A., & Cotton, A. (2017). Positive Education: Visible wellbeing and the five domains of positive functioning. In M Slade., L Oades., & A Jarden (Eds). Wellbeing, recovery and mental health. (Chapter 20;pp 245-264). Cambridge University Press. Click here to access

Slemp, G., Chin, T., Kern, M., Siokou, C., Loton, D., Oades, L., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L. (2017). Positive Education in Australia: Practice Measurement  and Future Direcitons, In Frydenberg, E., Martin, A., & Collie, R. (Eds). Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. (pp 101 - 122). Springer DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3394-0_6 Click here to access

Allen, K., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L. (2017). School Belonging and the Role of Social and Emotional Competencies in Fostering and Adolescent's Sense of Connectedness to Their School, In Frydenberg, E., Martin, A., & Collie, R. (Eds). Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. (pp 83 - 99). Springer DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3394-0_6 Click here to access

Waters, L., Sun, J., Rusk, R., Aarch, A., & Cotton, A. (2017). Positive Education: Visible wellbeing and the five domains of positive functioning. In M Slade., L Oades., & A Jarden (Eds). Wellbeing, recovery and mental health. (Chapter 20; pp 245-264). Cambridge University Press (60%) Click here to access

Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., Waters, L., (2017) A Complex Dynamic Systems Approach to Lasting Positive Change: The Synergistic Change Model, The  Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-13, do: 10.1080/17439760.2017.1291853 Click here to access

Williams, P., Kern, M., Waters, L. (2017) The Role and Reprocessing of Attitudes in Fostering Employee Work Happiness: An Intervention Study, Frontiers in Psychology, 8:28, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00028 Click here to access

Jach, H., Sun, J., Loton, D., Chin, T., Waters, L. (2017). Strengths and Subjective Wellbeing in Adolescence: Strength-Based Parenting and the Moderating Effect of Mindset, Journal of Happiness Studies.doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9836-8  Click here to access

Allen, K., Kern, M., Vella-Brodrick, D., Hattie, J., Waters L. (2016). What Schools Need to Know About Fostering School Belonging: a Meta-analysis, Educational Psychology Review, 1-34. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2016). The Relationship between Parent Mindfulness, Child Mindfulness and Child Stress, Psychology, 7, 40-51. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2015). Strength-Based Parenting and Life Satisfaction in Teenagers, Advances in Social Sciences, 2, 158-173. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2015). The Relationship between Strength-Based Parenting with Children’s Stress Levels and Strength-Based Coping Approaches, Psychology, 6, 689-699. Click here to access

Waters, L., & White, M. (2015). Case study of a school wellbeing initiative: Using appreciative inquiry to support positive change. International Journal of Wellbeing5(1), 19-32. Click here to access

Kern, M., Waters, L., Adler, A., & White, M. (2015). A multifaceted approach to measuring wellbeing in students: Application of the PERMA framework. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 262-271. Click here to access

Williams, P., Kern, M., & Waters, L. (2015). Happiness at Work: A longitudinal examination of the association between psychological capital, perceptions of organizational virtuousness and work happiness in school staff. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1). Click here to access

Waters, L., Barsky, A., Ridd, A. & Allen, K. (2015). Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools. Educational Psychology Review, 27(1), 103-134. Click here to access

Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2015). Positive Education for school Leaders: Exploring the Effects of Emotion-Gratitude and Action-Gratitude. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Click here to access

Allen, K., Ryan, T; Gray, D; McInerney, l. D., & Waters, L. (2014). Social media and social connectedness in adolescents. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31, 18-31. Click here to access

White, M., & Waters, L. (2014). The Good School: A case study of the use of Christopher Peterson’s work to adopt a strengths-based approach in the classroom, chapel and sporting fields. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (1), 69-76. Click here to access

Kern, M., Waters, L., White, M., & Adler, A. (2014). Workplace wellbeing: A multifaceted approach to assessing psychological, physical and workplace wellbeing in school staff, Psychology, 5, 500-513Click here to access

Waters, L. (2014)Balancing the Curriculum: Teaching Gratitude, Hope and Resilience. In H. Sykes (Ed.) A love of Ideas. pp. 117–124. Future Leaders Press. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2013). Using positive psychology to foster character strengths and wellbeing in students. Forward Thinking: Emerging Answers to Education's Big Questions. Australian College of Educators, 28-36.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2013). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 207-221. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2012). Predicting Job Satisfaction: Contributions of individual gratitude and institutionalized gratitude. Psychology, 3, 1174-1176. Click here to access

Waters, L. (2011). A review of school-based positive psychology interventions. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 28(2), 75-90. Click here to access

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Allen, W., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2016). Fostering School Belonging in Secondary Schools Using a Socio-Ecological Framework. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, first on line
 
Waters, L. (2016). The relationship between parent mindfulness, child mindfulness and child stress, Psychology, 7, 40-51.
 
Brunzell, T., Stokes, H., & Waters., L., (2016) Trauma-Informed Classrooms and Flexible Learning: Strengthening regulatory abilities and the readiness to learn. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family studies, 7(2), 218-239
 
Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2016). Gratitude or gratefulness? A conceptual review and proposal of the system of appreciative functioning. Journal of Happiness Studies, 5 (1), first on-line
 
Patston, T,. & Waters, L. (2016). Positive instruction in music studios: Introducing a new model for teaching studio music in schools based upon positive psychology. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1) available on-line (50%).
 
Brunzell, T., & Stokes, H. & Waters, L. (2016). Trauma informed positive education:  Using positive psychology to repair and strengthen vulnerable students. Contemporary School Psychology available, 20, 63-83 
 
Waters, L. (2015). The relationship between strength-based parenting with children’s stress levels and strength-based coping approaches, Psychology, 6,689-699.

Waters, L., & White, M. (2015). Case study of a school wellbeing initiative: Using appreciative inquiry to support positive change. International Journal of Wellbeing5(1), 19-32. 

Kern, M., Waters, L., Adler, A., & White, M. (2015). A multifaceted approach to measuring wellbeing in students: Application of the PERMA framework. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 262-271.

Waters, L., Barsky, A., Ridd, A. & Allen, K. (2015). Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools. Educational Psychology Review, 27(1), 103-134.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2015). Exploring the underlying components of positive psychology interventions: Five domains of positive function. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (2), 141-152.

Williams, P., Kern, M., & Waters, L. (2015). A longitudinal examination of the association between psychological capital, perceptions of organizational virtuousness and work happiness in school staff. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(5) available on-line (30%; Williams = PhD student).
 
Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2015). Theoretical components of appreciative functioning and how they relate to existing measurement scales. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1) available on-line (30%; Rusk = PhD student).
 
Heled, E., Somech, A., & Waters, L., (2015). Psychological capital as a team phenomenon: Mediating the relationship between learning climate and outcomes at the individual and team levels. Journal of Positive Psychology,11(3), 303-314 (20%)
 
Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2015). Positive education for school leaders: Exploring the effects of emotion-gratitude and action-gratitude. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 32, 1-22

Allen, K., Ryan, T; Gray, D; McInerneyl D., & Waters, L. (2014). Social media and social connectedness in adolescents. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31, 18-31. 

White, M., & Waters, L. (2014). The Good School: A case study of the use of Christopher Peterson’s work to adopt a strengths-based approach in the classroom, chapel and sporting fields. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (1), 69-76.

Kern, M., Waters, L., White, M., & Adler, A. (2014). Workplace wellbeing: A multifaceted approach to assessing psychological, physical and workplace wellbeing in school staff, Psychology, 5, 500-513.

Waters, L., Briscoe, J., Hall, D., Wang, L. (2014). A dynamic longitudinal approach to understanding the impact of protean career attitude during unemployment and reemployment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 84(3), 405-419.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2013). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 207-221.

Reed, J., Muller, J., & Waters, L. (2013). Importance of latent benefits and meaningful leisure activity in predicting quality of life in Australian retirees. Australian Journal of Career Development22, 63-71. 

Yim, L & Waters, L. (2013). The role of interpersonal comfort, attributional confidence, and communication quality in academic mentoring relationships. Education Research and Perspectives: An International Journal, 40, 58-85. 

Waters, L. (2012). Predicting Job Satisfaction: Contributions of individual gratitude and institutionalized gratitude. Psychology, 3, 1174-1176. (Open Access).

Waters, L., White, M & Murray, S. (2012). Toward the creation of a positive institution. The International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 14(2), 60-66.

Muller, J., & Waters, L. (2012). A review of the Latent and Manifest Bests (LAMB) Scale. Australian Journal of Career Development, 56(1), 32-38.

Waters, L. (2011). A review of school-based positive psychology interventions. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 28(2), 75-90. 

Joslin, F., Waters, L., & Dudgeon, P. (2010). Perceived acceptance and work standards as predictors of work attitudes and behavior and employee psychological distress following an internal business merger. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(1), 22 – 43.

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Selected Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

 

Waters, L. (2017). Progressing Positive Education and creating Visible Wellbeing. In S. Donaldson & M. Rao (Eds.). Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology. (pp). Praeger Publishing

Waters, L. (2017). Strength based parenting: A new avenue of practise and research in positive psychology. In M. White, G. Slemp, & S. Murray (eds.), Future Directions in Wellbeing: Education, Organizations and Policy.  (pp. 93-96). Netherlands: Springer Press.

Waters, L., Sun, J., Aarch, A., & Cotton, A. (2016). Positive Education: Visible wellbeing and the five domains of positive functioning. In M Slade., L Oades., & A Jarden (Eds). Wellbeing, recovery and mental health. (Chapter 13; pp 235-260). Cambridge University Press.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2015). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychologyIn Tim Lomas and Kate Hefferon (Eds). Positive Psychology. SAGE Publications. 978-1-4739-0771-3

Waters, L., Hall, D., & Briscoe, J. (2015). Protean Careers: Existing and Emerging Evidence. Ronald J. Burke., Cary L. Cooper & Kathryn M Page (Eds.). Flourishing in Life, Work, and Careers. (Chapter 13; pp 235-260). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Wang, L., Hall, D. T., & Waters, L. (2014). Finding Meaning during the Retirement Process: Identity Development in Later Career Years. In Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935291.013.25

Waters, L., Briscoe, J., & Hall, D. (2013). Using protean career attitude to facilitate a positive approach to unemployment. In Melinda Coetez (Ed.) Psycho-social career meta-capacities: Dynamics of contemporary career development. (Chapter 2; pp.19-34). Springer International Press.