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Typical situations for managers in the Swedish public sector: cluster analysis of working conditions using the job demands resources model
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)In: International Public Management Journal, ISSN 1096-7494, E-ISSN 1559-3169, Vol. 15, no 1, 100-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Managers in many public domains have to meet major challenges today, which is why it is essential to focus on their working conditions in order to develop a sustainable situation. In the present study, the aim was to explore different types of managerial situations and how they discriminate in health, motivation, and performance outcomes. Using the job demands-resources model as a framework, four demands and three resources were included in a cluster analysis in order to answer the research question. In total, 548 managers in Sweden participated, including heads of department, middle managers, firstline managers, team leaders, and functional managers. The most important finding was that the eight clusters of managerial situations that were found discriminated in a distinct way against each other regarding health, motivation, and performance. The results can be used as guidance for organizational intervention as both very satisfactory and very unsatisfactory situations are identified.

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2012. Vol. 15, no 1, 100-130 p.
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Public Administration Studies Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80119DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2012.684026ISI: 000305322000005OAI: diva2:553273


Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-12 Last updated: 2012-09-18Bibliographically approved

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