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Antecedents of psychological well-being among Swedish audit firm employees
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Research environment Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
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Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Research environment Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Jönköpings universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8938-2150
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 17, no 10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The attractiveness of audit firms as employers appears to have decreased in recent years and the audit profession is currently experiencing high employee turnover. A shortage of personnel increases the risk of long-term stress and illness. This paper therefore proposes audit firm employees' well-being as an important research topic and explores the antecedents of well-being of Swedish audit firm employees in comparison with those of other business professionals. Based on a nationwide survey of members of the Swedish association of business professionals, with a focus on psychological well-being (measured through General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12)), the study shows that the psychological well-being of the professionals in this study generally aligns with the results from similar studies in a Swedish context. However, the findings indicate that audit industry respondents have the lowest psychological well-being and that employer change, job satisfaction, and life satisfaction were the strongest antecedents of their psychological well-being.

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2020. Vol. 17, no 10
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GHQ-12, audit firm employees, auditors, business professionals, psychological well-being
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Economics and Business Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-20603DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17103346PubMedID: 32408546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-20603DiVA, id: diva2:1430673
Available from: 2020-05-16 Created: 2020-05-16 Last updated: 2020-05-16Bibliographically approved

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