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Document ID (ISN)112023
CIS number 11-0749
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sugimura H., ThÚriault G.
Title Impact of supervisor support on work ability in an IT company
Bibliographic information Sep. 2010, Vol.60, No.6, p.451-457. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access Impact_of_supervisor_support.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess whether or not support from supervisors influences work ability. It involved 1157 male workers of a Japanese information technology company. Two surveys using the Brief Job Scale Questionnaire and the Work Ability Index (WAI) were conducted, one in October 2007 and the other in October 2008 on the same cohort. Two cross-sectional analyses and a 1-year longitudinal analysis were conducted using multiple regression analysis. In addition, the relationships between supervisor support and each dimension of WAI were analysed separately. Findings are discussed. Overall, supervisor support was found to be an important predictor of work ability. Supervisor support is associated with the questions of the WAI that assess not only work demands but also person's resources of the work ability model.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; office work; work efficiency; psychology of work organization; role of supervisory staff; computer programme
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization