Does job design make workers happy?
Böckerman, P., Bryson, A., Kauhanen, A., & Kangasniemi, M. (2020). Does job design make workers happy?. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 67(1), 31-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12211
Published inScottish Journal of Political Economy
DisciplineEmpirical MicroeconomicsTaloustiedePäätöksentekoa tukeva taloustiede ja talouden kilpailukyky (painoala)Basic or discovery scholarshipEmpirical MicroeconomicsEconomicsPolicy-Relevant Economics and Competitiveness of Economy (focus area)Basic or discovery scholarship
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Using linked employer‐employee data for Finland we examine associations between job design, employee well‐being and job‐related stress. Three key findings stand out. First, in accordance with the theory of Karasek and Karasek and Theorell, job control and supervisory support are positively correlated with employee well‐being and negatively correlated with job‐related stress. Second, as predicted by theory, job demands are positively correlated with job‐related stress. Third, there is no association between job demands and employee well‐being and, contrary to expectations, neither job control nor supervisory support alleviate the negative relationship between job demands and job‐related stress. Our results confirm the importance of job design for employee well‐being.
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Additional information about fundingThis paper is a part of the project (4112/31/2014) financed by TEKES (National Technology Agency of Finland).
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