Can work preferences (personality based) differentiate between employees scoring high or low in general mental health?Humanities & Social Sciences papers
Date of this Version1-1-2007
Document TypeConference Paper
AbstractObjectives – The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between personal work characteristics and general mental health and also to contribute to validity data on the Apollo Profile. Methods – A battery of tests, including the 12-item General Health Questionnaire and the Apollo Profile, was given to 98 adult participants (60 female & 38 male) currently in full-time employment. A discriminant function analysis was conducted to determine whether the Apollo Profile characteristics could successfully discriminate between two mental health groups. Results – The results indicated that of the 34 personal work characteristics, preferences and attitudes assessed by the Apollo Profile, eleven significantly differentiated between the two mental health groups. A canonical correlation of .69 and a significant effect size of .48 were obtained. Conclusions – Strong relationships between personal work characteristics and mental health were identified in this study.
Citation InformationGenevieve V. Colling and Richard Hicks. "Can work preferences (personality based) differentiate between employees scoring high or low in general mental health?" (2007)
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