A1 Journal article (refereed)
Intensified job demands and job performance : does SOC strategy use make a difference? (2020)

Mauno, S., Kubicek, B., Feldt, T., & Minkkinen, J. (2020). Intensified job demands and job performance : does SOC strategy use make a difference?. Industrial Health, 58(3), 224-237. https://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2019-0067

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All authors or editors: Mauno, Saija; Kubicek, Bettina; Feldt, Taru; Minkkinen, Jaana

Journal or series: Industrial Health

ISSN: 0019-8366

eISSN: 1880-8026

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 58

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 224-237

Publisher: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan

Publication country: Japan

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2019-0067

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65930


We examined intensified job demands (IJDs) and selecting-optimizing-compensating (SOC) strategies as predictors of job performance (task performance, organizational citizenship behavior). We also investigated SOC strategy use as a moderator in the linkages between IJDs and performance. We sampled three disparate occupational groups (N=4,582). We found that certain dimensions of IJDs showed significant associations with the indicators of job performance but there were also scale-based variations in these linkages, depending on the type of performance and on the sub-scale of IJDs. Specifically, some dimensions of IJDs (e.g., work intensification) related to poorer task performance whereas some other dimensions (e.g., intensified job-related learning demands) related to higher organizational citizenship behaviour. However, SOC strategy use benefitted both types of job performance. Relationships also differed between occupational groups as none of the moderator effects were consistent across the sub-samples.

Keywords: work; working life; demands; work burden; work performance; choice; optimisation; compensation (activity); self-regulation (control)

Free keywords: intensified job demands (IJDs); job performance; organizational citizenship behaviour; selecting-optimizing-compensating strategies; moderator effects

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Reporting Year: 2020

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