Ágota Kun


Ágota Kun has been working as a lecturer and researcher in higher education for more than 26 years and as a consultant for 22 years. She uses her methodological knowledge and research results in her practical work, developing individual, tailor-made solutions for her partners. Her professional focus is on the design and implementation of workplace stress management, mental health and wellbeing programs, and various workplace development programs. As a committed positive psychologist, her work seeks to promote a positive, solution-focused approach, and to highlight the positive and working factors in an organizational environment, rather than the gaps and problems. She is a work and organizational psychologist, trainer, and mediator, and specializes in solution-focused coaching. Her research interests include well-being and happiness at work, and how tailored positive psychological interventions can increase employee well-being, reduce stress and develop effective coping strategies.

Research Area

Work and organizational psychology, Applied positive psychology, Positive leadership, Workplace stress management, Psychosocial risk assessment, Mental health and well-being at work, Workplace health promotion.

Chosen Publication

  • Balogh, B., Kun, Á. (2023) The association between well-being, coping strategies, and thoughts about their career among Hungarian employees. EAWOP Congress – The Future is Now: the changing world of work.
  • Kun, Á., Balogh, B. (2022) Workplace Well-being Across Four Nations: Personal Agency and Happiness are Universal In Guðmundsdóttir, D. G.; Ingudóttir, J.; Gísladóttir, I. B.; Karlsdóttir, S. (Eds.) 10th European Conference on Positive Psychology: Book of Abstracts
  • Szabó, Zs. P., Kun, Á., Balogh, B., Simon, E., & Csike, T. (2022). Dark and strong? The association between dark personality traits, mental toughness, and resilience in Hungarian student, employee, leader, and military samples. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 186, Part B, 2022, 111339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111339
  • Kun, A., & Gadanecz, P. (2022). Workplace happiness, well-being and their relationship with psychological capital: A study of Hungarian Teachers. Current Psychology, 41, 185-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00550-0
  • Pataki-Bittó, F., & Kun, Á. (2022). The impacts of remote working on subjective well-being prior to and during an epidemic. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. (Accepted paper for publication)
  • Goh, P. S., Goh, Y. W., Jeevanandam, L., Nyolczas, Zs., Kun, A., Watanabe, Y., Noro, I., Wang, R., & Jiang, J. (2021). Be happy to be successful: a mediational model of PERMA variables. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 60(3), 632-657. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12283 7. Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G., Funder, D. C., & International Situations Project, Kun, A., Gadanecz, P., Smohai, M., & Kekecs, Z. (2021). International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries. Journal of Personality, 89(2), 288-304. 8. Gardiner, G., Lee, D., Baranski, E., Funder, D. C., & International Situations Project, Kun, A., Gadanecz, P., Smohai, M., & Kekecs, Z. (2020). Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries. PLOS ONE, 15(2), e0242718. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242718
  • Kun, Á., Balogh, P., & Gerákné Krasz, K. (2017). Development of the Work-Related Well-Being Questionnaire Based on Seligman’s PERMA Model. Periodica Polytechnica, Social and Management Sciences, 25(1), 56-63.
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