Purpose Positive psychological functioning has been related to various positive work-related outcome variables, such as job satisfaction or work engagement. The aim of the present study was to examine the relations between morally positively valued traits (i.e., strengths of character) and work-related behaviors.
Method: A sample of 887 adult women completed the Val- ues in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) and the Work-related Behavior and Experience Patterns Question- naire (AVEM) in an online survey.
Results: Those assigned to healthy work-related behavior and experience patterns diVered in their strengths proWles from those that demonstrated unhealthy patterns (i.e., burn- out type) in a predictable way. Especially the strengths of zest, persistence, hope, and curiosity seemed to play a key role in healthy and ambitious work behavior.
Conclusions: The study underlines the relevance of char- acter strengths in work settings and suggests that interventions based on character strengths could substantiate interventions already existing at the workplace in order to enhance positive work outcomes further (e.g., work satis- faction, engagement).