Guarding Minds @ Work is a widely used survey designed to measure 13 psychosocial dimensions of the work environment that have the potential to affect worker mental health. But a joint study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) found the survey unable to measure each of the 13 dimensions in isolation.
This finding has implications for workplaces that use the measure to assess how well they are doing on specific psychosocial dimensions, such as workforce civility and respect, workload management and more, says the research team.
This study was conducted by the Institute for Work & Health and the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers. Read more about this study and the findings. The study was published in October 2021 in the journal Quality & Quantity (doi:10.1007/s11135-021-01269.6).