Module 4


We analyse the impact of UW on the perceived job quality, taking both inter- and intra-individual relations into account. We aim to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with UW and to explain the diverse dimensions of mobile work. We focus on the potential to improve the work-life balance, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and lower employment reductions due to child rearing. Labour psychologists predict health risks that occur mainly due to very demanding work along with limited recovery time. The outcomes of interest are job satisfaction, work-life balance, commitment, and also health risks such as psychological stress or chronic diseases (e.g. coronary heart diseases or diabetes).

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress,  Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen,
Dr. Stefan Diestel, Leibniz Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund (IfADo)
PD Dr. Thomas Kleinsorge, Leibniz Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund (IfADo)
Dr. Bettina Renner, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen
Dr. Burkhard Schmidt, Mannheim Institute of Public Health (MIPH), Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag, Universität Mannheim
Dr. Susanne Steffes, ZEW Mannheim
Prof. Gerard van den Berg, PhD, Universität Mannheim
Dr. Verena Wondratschek, ZEW Mannheim