5th CERGAM International Seminar

March 11th, 2024 / @ MEGA from 9h30 to 16h30

It is our pleasure to welcome Professor Johannes Siegrist for a presentation on:

The model of effort-reward imbalance and its relevance for human resource management

This presentation introduces a sociological model of stressful work, termed ‘effort-reward imbalance’, which focuses on the principle of social reciprocity of exchange in costly transactions. Violations of this principle trigger stressful experiences with adverse long-term effects on health and well-being. Multiple epidemiological studies have demonstrated elevated risks of depression, coronary heart disease and other disorders among employees suffering from effort-reward imbalance at work. More recently, the model was applied to organizational outcomes, such as absenteeism, disengagement, obstruction, and turnover intentions. Scientific and practical implications of this theoretical approach are discussed.

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*Professor Johannes Siegrist is a medical sociologist, born in Switzerland and currently working in Germany. He was Professor and Director of the Institute of Medical Sociology at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, until 2012. Thearafter, he served in a   Senior Professorship from 2012- 2021. Now emeritus, he is mainly active as a scientific advisor. With his long-standing research, he has published extensively in addition to holding visiting professorships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA) and the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands). He is the recipeint of numerous awards and he is a member of Academia Europaea.