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Job characteristics, ill health and negative work-home interference in the mining industry

Gary Oldfield, Karina Mostert
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 33, No 2 | a379 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i2.379 | © 2007 Gary Oldfield, Karina Mostert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 January 2007 | Published: 16 January 2007

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Gary Oldfield, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Karina Mostert, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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The objective of this research was to test a structural model including job demands, job resources, ill health and negative work-home interference (WHI). Random samples (N = 320) were taken from employees working in the mining industry. The results indicated that job demands and job resources had an impact on ill health, and that ill health was associated with negative WHI. It was also found that job demands had a direct relationship with negative WHI, in addition to the indirect relationship through ill health. Job resources were not related not negative WHI.


Job demands; Job resources; Somatic complaints; Insomnia and anxiety; Exhaustion; Negative work-home interference


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