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    Job crafting as a work adjustment strategy for workers returning after long-term sickness absence due to common mental disorders

    Nielsen, K. and Yarker, Jo (2020) Job crafting as a work adjustment strategy for workers returning after long-term sickness absence due to common mental disorders. International Journal of Rehabilitation research. 43 (2), pp. 154-158. ISSN 0342-5282. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the way workers with common mental disorders use job crafting to adjust their work to their levels of functioning after returning from long-term sick leave. Thirty-eight workers who had returned within the last 24 months from sickness absence due to common mental disorders were interviewed using semi-structured interviews. Questions were asked about how they job crafted to match their changed needs for work functioning post-return. To interpret the results we coded the data according to the Wrzesniewski and Dutton typology of job crafting and conducted thematic analysis. We identified task, relational and cognitive job crafting strategies that workers had employed after returning to work. Our findings have important implications for how managers and organizations can support workers to make adjustments that enable them to stay and thrive at work with reduced work functioning.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): common mental disorders, job crafting, qualitative study, return to work
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Jo Yarker
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 08:42
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 09:15
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31874

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