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Job control, job demand and workplace health

Tom Wells-Quinn

Changes in psychosocial aspects of work affect employee health and wellbeing

Take Home Messages: Work characteristics have an effect on the mental health of workers. The two major factors that can impact on the mental health of workers are job control and job demands. Increasing job demands make people more likely to miss time from work, report being sick more often and to develop heart problems. Increasing job control will cause the reverse to happen. If people have less job control, or higher job...

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