Table 2

Study results for psychosocial demands
Scale and items FWC, N = 113 VWC , N = 196 LAD , N = 1810 NLA , N = 2970 ALL , N > 35.000 FWC vs. LAD VWC vs. LAD FWC vs. NLA VWC vs. NLA FWC vs. ALL VWC vs. ALL
MW (SD) MW (SD) MW (SD) MW SD MW SD
Demands
Quantitative demands (high = pos.) 62 (15) 61 (16) 64 (19) 55 (19) 55 (19) + + + +
Emotional demands (high = pos.) 70 (16) 55 (19) 54 (20) 47 (22) 52 (22) + + + +
Demands for hiding emotions (high = pos.) 47 (18) 45 (23) 49 (23) 45 (27) 46 (26)
Work- privacy conflict (low = pos.) 53 (23) 47 (24) 44 (29) 34 (27) 42 (29) + + + + +
Influence and development
Influence at work (high = pos.) 57 (18) 45 (20) 41 (21) 34 (21) 42 (23) + + + +
Degree of freedom at work (high = pos.) 71 (18) 60 (20) 63 (19) 58 (22) 53 (24) + + + +
Possibilities for development (high = pos.) 80 (13) 67 (20) 72 (17) 62 (19) 67 (20) + - + + +
Meaning of work (high = pos.) 85 (14) 67 (21) 71 (20) 70 (20) 74 (20) + + + -
Workplace commitment (high = pos.) 64 (14) 54 (19) 53 (20) 53 (20) 57 (20) + + +
Interpersonal relations and leadership
Predictability (high = pos.) 62 (16) 48 (21) 53 (23) 50 (23) 54 (23) + - + + -
Role clarity (high = pos.) 74 (13) 69 (16) 70 (19) 71 (18) 73 (18)
Role conflicts low = pos.) 58 (18) 52 (19) 46 (21) 42 (21) 44 (21) + + + + + +
Quality of leadership (high = pos.) 22 (27) 43 (17) 49 (25) 49 (25) 50 (25) - + - - - -
Social support (high = pos.) 43 (20) 57 (16) 65 (20) 64 (23) 64 (22) - - - - - -
Feedback (high = pos.) 34 (17) 45 (16) 38 (21) 37 (22) 41 (22) + + -
Social relations (quantity) (high = pos.) 56 (19) 59 (19) 46 (27) 52 (27) 52 (28) + + + +
Sense of community (high = pos.) 69 (23) 71 (18) 77 (18) 75 (20) 75 (19) - - - -
Mobbing (single item) (low = pos.) 29 (21) 40 (24) 18 (23) 20 (24) 21 (24) + + + + + +
Additional scales
Job insecurity (low = pos.) 35 (17) 43 (16) 19 (17) 32 (22) 32 (24) + + + +
Intention to leave (single item) (low = pos.) 18 (21) 23 (28) 17 (24) 17 (24) 16 (23) + + +
Job satisfaction (high = pos.) 66 (13) 56 (17) 64 (17) 62 (16) 63 (16) - - -
General health (singel item) (high = pos.) 67 (20) 65 (21) 71 (19) 70 (20) 71 (20) - - -
Personal burnout (low = pos.) 43 (17) 48 (20) 42 (20) 42 (20) 42 (19) + + +
Cognitive stress symptoms (low = pos.) 35 (19) 40 (21) 29 (19) 30 (19) 29 (20) + + + + + +
Satisfaction with life scale (high = pos.) 68 (15) 65 (16) 67 (18) 65 (19) 65 (19)

Differences in means of > = 5 points are indicated by “+": study group value work councils is higher than COPSOQ- database reference value for organisation and management (leading position) (LAD), organisation and management (no leading position) (NLA) or COPSOQ total (ALL) or by a “-": study group value > = 5 points worse than reference value. Remark: all differences reaching or exceeding +−5 points differences are significant with p < 0.05.

Scale means and standard deviation.

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