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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a stepwise, bottom-up participatory program with a tailor-made intervention process addressing the level of mental retirement in a sample of Dutch employees. Mental retirement refers to feelings of being disconnected from your work and your organization. Prevention of mental...
article 2019
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author)
Background. The aim of this study is to develop a new measure for the concept of mental retirement and test the construct validity of the measure. Employees who are ‘mentally retired’ are present at their work physically, but have already said their goodbyes mentally. Mental retirement has a three-factor structure: developmental proactivity,...
article 2019
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Hoek, R.J.A. (author), Havermans, B.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Heerkens, Y.F. (author), Zijlstra-Vlasveld, M.C. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author)
Background. Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strategy for organizations from several sectors that includes a digital platform and collaborative learning network. The digital...
article 2017
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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
BACKGROUND: Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety climate within organisations. This study aimed to assess to what extent the relation between psychosocial safety climate and...
article 2017
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de Lange, A.H. (author), Taris, T.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
This longitudinal study examined the causal relationships between job demands, job control and supervisor support on the one hand and mental health on the other. Whereas we assumed that work characteristics affect mental health, we also examined reversed causal relationships (mental health influences work characteristics). Further, the topic of...
article 2004
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Houtman, I. (author), Kornitzer, M. (author), de Smet, P. (author), Koyuncu, R. (author), de Backer, G. (author), Pelfrene, E. (author), Romon, M. (author), Boulenguez, C. (author), Ferrario, M. (author), Origgi, G. (author), Sans, S. (author), Perez, I. (author), Wilhelmsen, L. (author), Rosengren, A. (author), Isacsson, S.-O. (author), Östergren, P.-O. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Background: The motives, objectives and design of a multicentre prospective study on job stress, absenteeism and coronary heart disease in Europe (the JACE study) is presented in this paper. Some specific gaps in the reviewed literature are explicitly tapped into by the JACE study. Its objectives are i) to compare the distributions of the...
article 1999
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Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), Dhondt, S. (author), van der Grinten, M.P. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), van der Poel, E.G.T. (author)
Objectives - Due to recent changes in legislation on occupational health and safety, a national monitor on stress and physical load was developed in The Netherlands to monitor (a) risks and consequences of stress and physical load at work, (b) preventive actions in companies to reduce these risks, and (c) organisational and environmental...
article 1998
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Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO (author)
Objectives - This paper examines the relationship between work stressors and the following health indicators: psychosomatic complaints, health behavior, and musculoskeletal problems. Methods - Secondary analyses were performed on data from the National Work and Living Condition Survey, which provides a representative sample of the working...
article 1994
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