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Integrated and isolated impact of high-performance work practices on employee health and well-being: A comparative study

Ogbonnaya, C., Daniels, K., Connolly, S., van Veldhoven, M. (2017) Integrated and isolated impact of high-performance work practices on employee health and well-being: A comparative study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22 (1). pp. 98-114. ISSN 1076-8998. (doi:10.1037/ocp0000027) (KAR id:92873)


We investigate the positive relationships between high-performance work practices (HPWP) and employee health and well-being and examine the conflicting assumption that high work intensification arising from HPWP might offset these positive relationships. We present new insights on whether the combined use (or integrated effects) of HPWP has greater explanatory power on employee health, well-being, and work intensification compared to their isolated or independent effects. We use data from the 2004 British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (22,451 employees nested within 1,733 workplaces) and the 2010 British National Health Service Staff survey (164,916 employees nested within 386 workplaces). The results show that HPWP have positive combined effects in both contexts, and work intensification has a mediating role in some of the linkages investigated. The results also indicate that the combined use of HPWP may be sensitive to particular organizational settings, and may operate in some sectors but not in others.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/ocp0000027
Uncontrolled keywords: adult; Article; British citizen; controlled study; employee; female; high-performance work practice; human; human resource management; male; management; national health service; occupational health; organization; performance; priority journal; staff; wellbeing; work; work intensification; cluster analysis; comparative study; factor analysis; health status; job performance; job satisfaction; middle aged; occupational health; organization; organization and management; personnel management; psychology; questionnaire; United Kingdom; work; workplace, Adult; Cluster Analysis; Efficiency, Organizational; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Female; Health Status; Humans; Job Satisfaction; Male; Middle Aged; Occupational Health; Organizational Culture; Personnel Management; State Medicine; Surveys and Questionnaires; United Kingdom; Work; Work Performance; Workplace
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Chidi Ogbonnaya
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 11:57 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 13:06 UTC
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