|Document ID (ISN)||112420|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Lehmann A., Burkert S., Daig I., Glaesmer H., Brńhler E.
||Subjective underchallenge at work and its impact on mental health
||Aug. 2011. Vol.84, No.6, p.655-664. Illus. 59 ref.
||Subjective_underchallenge_at_work_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||The objective of this study was to investigate the relation between subjective underchallenge at work and the degree of depressiveness and life satisfaction. It involved a representative sample of 1178 German workers (52.5% men, average age 40.4 years) who responded to a questionnaire on satisfaction with life, state of heath and a ten-item scale developed for the purpose of this study. The association between subjective underchallenge at work, life satisfaction and depressiveness was examined by means of path analyses. A significant positive association was found between subjective underchallenge at work and depressiveness, mediated by life satisfaction. This association was not moderated by income but by level of education. Participants with a medium educational level displayed a weaker association than participants with either a high or a low educational level. Not only work overload but also feeling underchallenged at work can have a negative impact on mental health and well-being.
||Germany; psychology of work organization; job dissatisfaction; mental health
||state of health; depressive neurosis; motivation; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Psychology of work organization