Everyday I have no Control

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Mai 2008



Military members have a distinctive work environment, where status within the hierarchy is clearly displayed on uniform dress and lower ranks are to dutifully obey the commands from above. The aim of this study was to explore the issues related to job control for military members. Perceived job control has been associated with individual health and productivity; however, until now has not been explored in the military context. The findings from this original research found important workplace factors to influence the perception of job control, which stem from three related areas: workplace characteristics, support, and individual characteristics.
These findings argue for the implementation of policies and practice to improve health and performance in the workplace and must focus on several aspects of work design to include opportunities for employee support in and beyond the workplace, effective leadership practices, and the facilitation of appropriate coping skills for performance in the military environment. These findings may have implications for similar work settings such as: law enforcement, emergency responders, factory workers, and some government agencies.


Dr. Tanis Farish conducts research in the area of organizational health and workplace performance. Her research is influenced by her work experience in health promotion, organizational consulting and education. Tanis has an extensive background in health and has worked with the Canadian military and high performing work teams for over 10 years.
EAN: 9783639006186
ISBN: 3639006186
Untertitel: The Influence of Percieved Job Control on Employee Health and Performance. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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