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Quality of work predicts mental health

RTWMatters team

There is a strong link between work quality and mental health, and some workers are slugged by multiple psychosocial negatives, according to new Canadian / Australian research.

Negative and positive psychosocial factors cluster at work: people who describe one negative factor are likely to report others.  In this research, four distinct groups emerged, ranging from a group with consistently high quality work to a group with consistently poor quality work, from a psychosocial perspective. Job quality strongly predicts mental health. In this research, the biggest differences between people in psychosocially heal...

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