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Promoting health and motivation at work: the relative importance of job demands, job resources and personal resources
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

While many employees are engaged in their jobs, others suffer from poor working conditions and impaired well-being. Research suggests that job demands may impair employee work attitudes and health while both job resources and personal resources can have positive effect. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relative importance of job demands, job resources, and a personal resource (self-efficacy) for employees’ health and motivation at work. Questionnaire data were collected from white-collar employees of a Swedish construction company (n = 156). Results of hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed the relative importance of job demands, job resources and personal resources. The job demands were negatively related to health and motivation at work, while the job resources and the personal resource were linked to better health and motivation. The findings generally supported the hypotheses. The specific types of demands and resources were significant varied across outcomes and, unexpectedly, workload was positively correlated with job performance. The findings contribute to a growing literature which indicates that lower job demands and access to both job resources and personal resources may improve employees' health and motivation at work.

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2015.
Keyword [en]
job demands–resources model, job demands, job resources, personal resources, self-efficacy, work climate, health, motivation at work
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-118045DiVA: diva2:819506
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2016-06-03, Psykologiska institutionen, Frescati Hagväg 8, Stockholm, 09:00
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Available from: 2016-11-10 Created: 2015-06-10 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved

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