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Document ID (ISN)112234
CIS number 11-0899
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ford M. T, Cerasoli C.P., Higgins J.A., Decesare A.L.
Title Relationships between psychological, physical, and behavioural health and work performance: A review and meta-analysis
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2011, p.185-204. Approx. 65 ref.
Abstract The relationships between health and job performance problems have received increased attention in business and scientific communities. This paper attempts to synthesize theoretical and empirical work in this arena. First, the theoretical links between health and work performance are presented. This is followed by a meta-analysis of the relations between psychological, physical, and behavioural health variables and work performance criteria. Meta-analytic results from 111 independent samples obtained from a search of the literature indicate that psychological health, in the form of psychological well-being, depression, general anxiety and life satisfaction, is a moderate-to-strong correlate of work performance. Associations between physical health, particularly somatic complaints and hypertension, and performance were weak-to-moderate. Regarding health behaviour, alcohol consumption and smoking were weakly and sleep problems moderately associated with performance problems. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; state of health; psychology and sociology; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; smoking; anxiety; depressive neurosis; sleep disturbances; motivation; job dissatisfaction; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Mental health