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Work demands and resources linked to mental health absences

RTWMatters team

Work that offers few learning opportunities, low co-worker and supervisor support, high emotional demands and high-work family interference is strongly linked to long-term, mental-health related sickness absence.

Work brings demands that can cause mental ill-health but also offers resources that promote thriving and help people cope. How do work demands and work resources impact long term sickness absence? Work demands include things like the expected pace of work, cognitive demands, emotional demands and work-family interference. Work resources include things like role clarity, variety in work, learning opportunities, supervisor support and co-worker su...

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