The psychosocial work environment, employee mental health and organizational interventions: Improving research and practice by taking a multilevel approach

Martin, Angela, Karanika-Murray, Maria, Biron, Caroline and Sanderson, Kristy (2016) The psychosocial work environment, employee mental health and organizational interventions: Improving research and practice by taking a multilevel approach. Stress and Health, 32 (3). pp. 201-215. ISSN 1532-3005

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Abstract

Although there have been several calls for incorporating multiple levels of analysis in employee health and well-being research, studies examining the interplay between individual, workgroup, organizational and broader societal factors in relation to employee mental health outcomes remain an exception rather than the norm. At the same time, organizational intervention research and practice also tends to be limited by a single-level focus, omitting potentially important influences at multiple levels of analysis. The aims of this conceptual paper are to help progress our understanding of work-related determinants of employee mental health by the following: (1) providing a rationale for routine multilevel assessment of the psychosocial work environment; (2) discussing how a multilevel perspective can improve related organizational interventions; and (3) highlighting key theoretical and methodological considerations relevant to these aims. We present five recommendations for future research, relating to using appropriate multilevel research designs, justifying group-level constructs, developing group-level measures, expanding investigations to the organizational level and developing multilevel approaches to intervention design, implementation and evaluation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intervention evaluation,job stress,mental health,multilevel,organizational interventions,psychosocial work environment,work,clinical psychology,applied psychology,psychiatry and mental health ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2021 00:06
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 00:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80524
DOI: 10.1002/smi.2593

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