Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51771
Authors: 
Jones, Melanie K.
Latreille, Paul L.
Sloane, Peter J.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5809
Abstract: 
This paper uses matched employee-employer data from the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) 2004 to examine the determinants of employee job anxiety and work-related psychological illness. Job anxiety is found to be strongly related to the demands of the job as measured by factors such as occupation, education and hours of work. Average levels of employee job anxiety, in turn, are positively associated with work-related psychological illness among the workforce as reported by managers. The paper goes on to consider the relationship between psychological illness and workplace performance as measured by absence, turnover and labour productivity. Work-related psychological illness is found to be negatively associated with several measures of workplace performance.
Subjects: 
job anxiety
stress
absence
labour productivity
JEL: 
I0
J28
J81
J20
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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