Does Job Design Make Workers Happy?

Böckerman PetriBryson AlexKauhanen AnttiKangasniemi Mari

Abstract

Using linked employer-employee data for Finland we examine associations between job design, employee well-being and job-related stress. Three key findings stand out. First, in accordance with the theory of Karasek and Karasek and Theorell, job control and supervisory support are positively correlated with employee well-being and negatively correlated with job-related stress. Second, as predicted by theory, job demands are positively correlated with job-related stress. Third, there is no association between job demands and employee well-being and, contrary to expectations, neither job control nor supervisory support alleviate the negative relationship between job demands and job-related stress. Our results confirm the importance of job design for employee well-being.

Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

Julkaisun tietoja

Osa tutkimuksia
Työpaikkainnovaatioiden ja joustavien työn muotojen vaikutus tuottavuuteen ja työhyvinvointiin
Osa ohjelmia
Työmarkkinat ja koulutus
Päiväys
27.03.2019
Keywords
HRM, Job control, Job demands, Job design, Job satisfaction, Job support, Stress, Supervisors, Worker well-being
Kieli
Englanti
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