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Freizeitstress: wenn die Arbeit ständig ruft

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  • Mandy Schult
  • Verena Tobsch

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Little is known so far about on-call duty such as work on demand or standby service. Both types of flexible working time arrangements have in common that employees are called for work during their leisure time. Periods of regeneration will be interrupted and may cause stress. Using data of the SOEP pretest 2011 we can show for the first time the prevalenceof on-call duty in Germany. By means of Siegrist's (1996a, 1996b) effort-reward imbalance we analyze the effect of interrupted leisure time caused by on-call work on the effort-reward imbalance. We have strong evidence that employeeson standby experience higher efforts and thus have a lower effort-reward imbalance whereas work on demand does not have an effect.

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  • Mandy Schult & Verena Tobsch, 2012. "Freizeitstress: wenn die Arbeit ständig ruft," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 485, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp485
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    1. Simon Fietze, 2011. "Arbeitszufriedenheit und Persönlichkeit: "Wer schaffen will, muss fröhlich sein!"," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 388, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    2. Siegrist, Johannes & Starke, Dagmar & Chandola, Tarani & Godin, Isabelle & Marmot, Michael & Niedhammer, Isabelle & Peter, Richard, 2004. "The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisons," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 58(8), pages 1483-1499, April.
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    1. Michael Olejniczak & Dirk Salmon & Wenzel Matiaske & Simon Fietze, 2014. "Arbeitsbedingungen in Jobcentern - Gemeinsame Einrichtungen nach § 44b SGB II Mitarbeiterbefragung zum Arbeitsumfeld, psychischer Belastung und Arbeitszufriedenheit," Report 028, Werkstatt für Organisations- und Personalforschung.

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    on-call work; standby service; work on demand; effort-reward imbalance; reciprocity; Rufbereitschaft; Arbeit auf Abruf; Gratifikationskrisen; soziale Reziprozität; SOEP;

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