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Job anxiety, work-related psychological illness and workplace performance

Jones, Melanie K. ORCID:, Latreille, Paul L. and Sloane, Peter J. 2016. Job anxiety, work-related psychological illness and workplace performance. British Journal of Industrial Relations 54 (4) , pp. 742-767. 10.1111/bjir.12159

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This article uses matched employee–employer data from the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey to examine the relationship between employee psychological health and workplace performance in 2004 and 2011. Using two measures of work-related psychological health — namely employee-reported job anxiety and manager-reported workforce stress, depression and anxiety — we find a positive relationship between psychological ill-health and absence, but not quits. The association between psychological ill-health and labour productivity is less clear, with estimates sensitive to sector, time period and the measure of psychological health. The 2004–2011 panel is further used to explore the extent to which change in psychological health is related to change in performance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 16/11/2015
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0007-1080
Funders: EU
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2 September 2015
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:49

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