the relationship between personal work characteristics and general mental health and also to contribute to validity data on the Apollo Profile. Method~ - A battery of tests, including the t2-item General Health Questionnaire and the ApoIlo Profile, was given to 98 adult participants (60 female & 38 male) currently in full-time employment. A discriminant function analysis was conducted to determine whether the Apollo Profile cbaracteristics could successfully disctiminate between two mental health groups. Results - The results indicated that of the 34 personal work characerlstics, preferences and attitudes assessed by the Apollo Profile, eleven significantly differentiated between the two mental health groups. A canonical correlation of .69 and a significant effect size of .48 were obtained. Conclusions - Strong relationships between personal work characteristics and mental health were identified in this study.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 42nd annual conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Psychology making an impact|
|Publisher||The Australian Psychological Society Ltd|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Australian Psychological Society's (APS) Annual Conference - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 25 Sep 2007 → 29 Sep 2007
|Conference||Australian Psychological Society's (APS) Annual Conference|
|Period||25/09/07 → 29/09/07|
Colling, G., & Hicks, R. E. (2007). Can work preferences (personality based) differentiate between employees scoring high or low in general mental health? In K. Moore (Ed.), Proceedings of 42nd annual conference: Psychology making an impact (pp. 93-97). The Australian Psychological Society Ltd .