Work time control and mental health of employees working long hours: the role of gender and age
Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda , Sylwia Bedyńska , Magdalena Warszewska-Makuch
AbstractThe aim of this study was to examine the relationship between work time control and mental health in workers working long hours. The study also attempted to show how that relationship depended on age and gender. Three hundred and six white-collar workers doing clerical work for over 8 h daily were diagnosed on work time control and mental health with the 28-item General Health Questionnaire. The results of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that participants working long hours but having high control over their work time had a significantly higher level of their mental health with regard to somatic complaints and anxiety and marginally higher with regard to social dysfunction than workers with low control over their work time. Male and female workers reported different problems with their mental health depending on what age (stage of life) they were at. It is hypothesized that the work–family conflict, inability to fulfil social commitments and poor working conditions can influence those effects.
|Journal series||International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||long working hours, work time control, somatic complaints, anxiety social dysfunction, depression|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 0.62; : 2012 = 0.494 (2) - 2012=0.527 (5)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=6235|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=6235|
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