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Kaija Tuomi
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
30Publications
20H-index
2,119Citations
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#1Monika E. von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 11
#2Huuhtanen P (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 12
Last.Jorma Seitsamo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 13
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Background Adjusting work life and encouraging older employees to continue at work has become a common challenge as the workforce ages. Gender differences in retirement decisions have largely been overlooked in previous studies, despite the fact that retirement as a life course event and the experience of retirement can be gender dependent. Aims To explore which personal and work-related psychological factors predict early retirement intentions among older women and men and to investigate the st...
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#1Jorma Seitsamo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 13
#2Kaija Tuomi (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 20
Last.Rami Martikainen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 27
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Background The ageing of the labour force and falling employment rates have forced policy makers in industrialized countries to find means of increasing the well-being of older workers and of lengthening their work careers. Aims To longitudinally study the relationship between activity and functional capacity and the well-being of ageing workers. Methods Follow-up study to that carried out by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in 1981-97 (n = 3817). Activity level was measured using va...
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#1Sinikka Vanhala (Aalto University)H-Index: 11
#2Kaija Tuomi (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 20
This paper is dealing with the relationships between HRM, company performance and employee well-being. The relationship between S/HRM and company performance has received much attention in prior literature, while the employee perspective has been widely neglected in this research tradition. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: first, to identify and evaluate how company performance and employee well-being are related, and, secondly, to evaluate the possibilities of HR policies and practices to...
27 CitationsSource
#1Kaija TuomiH-Index: 20
#2Sinikka VanhalaH-Index: 11
Last.Erkki NykyriH-Index: 12
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#1Kaija Tuomi (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 20
#2Sinikka Vanhala (Aalto University)H-Index: 11
Last.Erkki Nykyri (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 12
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Abstract We studied how the employees' work ability, work and organizational commitment were associated with their mental well-being and emotional exhaustion as well as with the company performance in the metal industry and in retail trade. The results demonstrated that the employees' work ability and organizational commitment predicted mental well-being and good company performance.
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#1Juhani Ilmarinen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 33
#2Kaija Tuomi (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 20
Last.Jorma Seitsamo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Work ability was constructed and defined in 1981 in a follow-up study of aging employees. The conceptual definition was, “How good is the worker at present, in the near future, and how able is he or she to do his or her work with respect to the work demands, health and mental resources?” To measure the work ability, a method called Work Ability Index (WAI) was developed and its validity was tested by clinical examinations and by the follow-up inquiries over 4 and 11 years. Since 1990s, ...
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#1Kaija TuomiH-Index: 20
#2Sinikka VanhalaH-Index: 11
Last.Minna JanhonenH-Index: 6
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Background Rapid technological change and increased international competition have changed working life and work organizations. These changes may not be considered when researching employee work ability and well-being. Aim This study investigates the impact of organizational practices, work demands and individual factors on work ability, organizational commitment and mental well-being of employees in the metal industry and retail trade. Method A follow-up study was conducted to examine these con...
72 CitationsSource
#1Kaija TuomiH-Index: 20
#2Huuhtanen PH-Index: 12
Last.Juhani IlmarinenH-Index: 33
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In this study, the validity of a model designed to promote the work ability of aging workers was examined. The target areas of work ability promotion were searched for the characteristics that explain work ability the best. In addition, the way work ability relates to the quality of work and retirement was examined. The subjects (n = 1101) participated in the follow-up study on aging Finnish workers in 1992 and 1997. The results consistently supported the model for promoting work ability. All fo...
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