TH-P01-120 - work intensity: an overview of associations with health outcomes and recommendations for work design

Track:
Work stressors
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Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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Employee stress and burnout
Work stressors
TH-P01-120
work intensity: an overview of associations with health outcomes and recommendations for work design
N. Stab 1,*, A. Schulz-Dadaczynski 2
1Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Dresden, 2Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Berlin, Germany
 
Content: Work intensity is an essential determinant of stress in the modern working environment. In this study the association of quantitative demands (amount of work and pace of work) as well as qualitative demands (complexity and quality) and several outcomes like health, performance, health complaints and motivation was examined. Additionally, recommendations for work design were derived. A systematic literature analysis was conducted in several databases which led to the inclusion of 294 studies. The systematic literature analysis includes only studies that have been published in the last ten years. A further criterion for inclusion was that studies focus on samples of service and knowledge work. The observed effects indicate significant correlations of quantitative demands and the studied outcomes. However, the effects in cross-sectional studies are stronger than in longitudinal studies. Furthermore, the strong heterogeneity of the study results must be considered and discussed. The recommendations for work design are categorized according to condition-related and person-related approaches. Predominantly, there are recommendations for the indirect design of work intensity.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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