Shirmohammadi, M., Beigi, M., & Richardson, J. (2022). Subjective well-being among blue-collar immigrant employees: A systematic literature review. Human Resource Management Review, 100914.

We present a systematic review of 67 empirical studies that examine thefactors determining subjective well-being among blue-collar immigrantemployees. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we propose anintegrated conceptual framework that organizes antecedents of blue-collarimmigrants’ subjective well-being based on resource loss and gain dynamics.Our findings indicate that resource loss was most likely when immigrantsexperienced precarious employment, physically and emotionally demanding jobs,injustice at work, poor living conditions, and migration-related stressors.Conversely, resource gain was most likely when they were supported bysupervisors and colleagues at work, felt emotionally supported by friends,family, and community members, and adopted personal coping strategies tomanage their stressors. We conclude by signaling opportunities for futureresearch and recommendations for practitioners seeking to augment blue-collarimmigrant employees’ subjective well-being. • We identify the antecedents ofsubjective well-being among blue-collar immigrant employees. • We propose aconceptual framework that organizes the antecedents of subjective well-beingbased on resource loss and gain. • Precarious employment, demanding jobcharacteristics, poor living conditions, injustice at work, migration-relatedstressors limit subjective well-being. • Social support at work, emotionalsupport from family, friends, and community members, and coping strategiesimprove subjective well-being.