Title

Work intensification: A new perspective on an old enemy?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Promaco Conventions

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Management

RAS ID

2565

Comments

Originally published as: Richardson, N.B., Brown, A.R., Hocking, J.S. (2003). Work intensification: A new perspective on an old enemy? In Surfing the Waves: Management Challenges, Management Solutions Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Conference website available here.

Abstract

This paper examines the existence of work intensification amongst school teachers by using a multidimensional survey comprising psychological and physical dimensions. Findings suggest a perception that intensification, as measured by variables such as hours worked, effort, work pace, duties and responsibility, has increased. Analysis found differences between gender, age, teaching level and other workplace characteristics. Overall, male teachers aged over forty experienced the highest work intensification.