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Feeling double locked-in at work: Implications for health and job satisfaction among municipal employees.

Muhonen, Tuija LU (2010) In Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation 37(2). p.199-204
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the double locked-in phenomenon at work (i.e., being in a non-preferred occupation and non-preferred work place), and its associations to psychological health, physical health and job satisfaction. METHODS: A total of 136 municipal employees who visited a career coaching center (response rate 59%) participated in the questionnaire study. RESULTS: The results showed that 61% of the participants were double locked-in and half of them perceived rather much or very much stress. Multiple regression analyses showed that a feeling of being double locked-in predicted psychological health (GHQ-12) and job satisfaction, even after optimism and perceived stress were controlled for, whereas double... (More)
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the double locked-in phenomenon at work (i.e., being in a non-preferred occupation and non-preferred work place), and its associations to psychological health, physical health and job satisfaction. METHODS: A total of 136 municipal employees who visited a career coaching center (response rate 59%) participated in the questionnaire study. RESULTS: The results showed that 61% of the participants were double locked-in and half of them perceived rather much or very much stress. Multiple regression analyses showed that a feeling of being double locked-in predicted psychological health (GHQ-12) and job satisfaction, even after optimism and perceived stress were controlled for, whereas double locked-in did not predict physical health. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the locked-in phenomenon and its underlying causes and consequences need to be studied further in future research. To counteract the negative effects of the double locked-in phenomenon it is important to facilitate employees' mobility in different ways. (Less)
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199 - 204
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10.3233/WOR-2010-1070
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the double locked-in phenomenon at work (i.e., being in a non-preferred occupation and non-preferred work place), and its associations to psychological health, physical health and job satisfaction. METHODS: A total of 136 municipal employees who visited a career coaching center (response rate 59%) participated in the questionnaire study. RESULTS: The results showed that 61% of the participants were double locked-in and half of them perceived rather much or very much stress. Multiple regression analyses showed that a feeling of being double locked-in predicted psychological health (GHQ-12) and job satisfaction, even after optimism and perceived stress were controlled for, whereas double locked-in did not predict physical health. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the locked-in phenomenon and its underlying causes and consequences need to be studied further in future research. To counteract the negative effects of the double locked-in phenomenon it is important to facilitate employees' mobility in different ways.},
  author       = {Muhonen, Tuija},
  issn         = {1875-9270},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {199--204},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  series       = {Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation},
  title        = {Feeling double locked-in at work: Implications for health and job satisfaction among municipal employees.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2010-1070},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2010},
}