Can work preferences (personality based) differentiate between employees scoring high or low in general mental health?

Genevieve Colling, Richard E. Hicks

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 42nd annual conference
Subtitle of host publicationPsychology making an impact
EditorsKate Moore
PublisherThe Australian Psychological Society Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780909881337
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian Psychological Society's (APS) Annual Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 25 Sept 200729 Sept 2007


ConferenceAustralian Psychological Society's (APS) Annual Conference
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