How does the workplace moderate occupational quality?
Highlights from Research Brief 5:
- This study explored how workplace practices moderate the relationship between two aspects of occupational quality relating to job demands and several indicators of employee well-being.
- Employees in more demanding occupations report being more satisfied with their work but having lower contentment, while employees in occupations that involve continuous learning are more enthusiastic about their work.
- Empowerment focused high involvement practices in general have a positive impact on employee well-being, while participation has a positive effect on job satisfaction and contentment. Teamwork has a positive effect on contentment and enthusiasm, while development programmes have no significant effects on employee well-being.
- Participation has stronger effects on job satisfaction in occupations that do not involve much continuous learning, while teamworking boosts contentment more effectively in more demanding occupational occupations.
- In summary, various high involvement management practices can moderate the relationship between occupational quality and employee well-being.
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