The role of job insecurity and work-family conflict on mental health evolution during COVID-19 lockdown

Antino, Mirko, Ruiz-Zorrilla, Paula, Sanz-Vergel, Ana I. ORCID:, León-Pérez, Jose María and Rodriguez-Muñoz, Alfredo (2022) The role of job insecurity and work-family conflict on mental health evolution during COVID-19 lockdown. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 31 (5). pp. 667-684. ISSN 1359-432X

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The aim of this intensive longitudinal study was (1) to explore the temporal evolution of two mental health indicators (anxiety and depressive symptoms, and insomnia) throughout COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, and (2) to examine its association with two work-related stressors (job insecurity and work-family conflict). A sample of 1519 participants responded to several questionnaires during the lockdown (between 16 March and 29 April 2020). Results of latent growth modelling showed a curvilinear increase of our two mental health indicators over time (a logarithmic growth for anxiety and depression, accentuated during the first part of the lockdown, and a quadratic growth for insomnia, accentuated during the second part). Regarding its association with work-related stressors, we found that higher levels of job insecurity and work-family conflict were related to higher levels of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Additionally, we found a significant interaction between time and the two forms of work-family conflict (work-to-home and home-to-work), showing that people with more work-family conflict experienced stronger growth in all mental-health indicators. Overall, this study contributes to the description of the temporal dynamics of mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain, as well as its association with two key work-related stressors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 15:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2024 01:02
DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2022.2049251


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