|Document ID (ISN)||101406|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Van der Hulst M., Geurts S.
||Associations between overtime and psychological health in high and low reward jobs
||July-Sep. 2001, Vol.15, No.3, p.227-240. 40 ref.
||This study focused on the relationship between overtime and psychological health as a function of reward and pressure to work overtime. Data were collected for 535 full-time employees of the Dutch Postal Service. Logistic regression analyses showed that employees reporting low psychological rewards had elevated risks of burnout, negative work-home interference and slow recovery. A second analysis was conducted separately for employees who worked overtime. In this subgroup, low psychological rewards were associated with elevated risks of health complaints, emotional exhaustion and negative home-work interference. Employees who worked overtime and reported a high pressure to work overtime in combination with low psychological rewards had elevated risks of poor recovery, cynicism, and negative work-home interference. The results suggest that even a limited number of hours of involuntary overtime in low psychological reward situations is associated with adverse mental health.
||mental health; stress factors; postal services; work time schedules
||non-occupational factors; subjective assessment; statistical evaluation; psychology and sociology; Netherlands
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout
Hours of work