Sense of coherence mediates the effects of low work ability on mental distress during unemployment

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Vastamäki J, Wolff HG, Paul KI, Moser K
Journal: Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 29
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 317-332
ISSN: 1555-5259


Abstract


Previous research has found that work ability (as measured with the Work Ability Index) is related to mental health in employee samples and in the general population. This study extends this research to unemployed people. In addition, it tests whether the effect of impaired work ability on mental health can be explained by changes in sense of coherence. A longitudinal design with two measurement points was used with a sample (N = 98) of jobless individuals in Finland participating in labor market interventions. Consistent with expectations, impaired work ability predicted lower sense of coherence and more psychological distress, and the association between impaired work ability and distress was mediated by sense of coherence. The important role of impaired work ability for jobless individuals' sense of coherence and, consequently, mental health during unemployment is discussed.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Moser, Klaus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie, insbesondere Wirtschafts- und Sozialpsychologie
Paul, Karsten PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie, insbesondere Wirtschafts- und Sozialpsychologie
Wolff, Hans-Georg PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie, insbesondere Wirtschafts- und Sozialpsychologie


How to cite

APA:
Vastamäki, J., Wolff, H.-G., Paul, K.I., & Moser, K. (2014). Sense of coherence mediates the effects of low work ability on mental distress during unemployment. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 29(4), 317-332. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15555240.2014.956931

MLA:
Vastamäki, Jaana, et al. "Sense of coherence mediates the effects of low work ability on mental distress during unemployment." Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health 29.4 (2014): 317-332.

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