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Employment experiences among people with schizophrenia
Nykl, Matěj ; Zábrodská, Kateřina (advisor) ; Šípová, Ivana (referee)
This master's thesis deals with the issue of work experiences and employment of individuals with schizophrenia. Research indicates that engagement in work activities can have a positive impact on the course of the illness, but employment is significantly more challenging for individuals with schizophrenia compared to the general population. Although most individuals with schizophrenia are interested in being employed, only a small proportion of them succeed in the long term. In the Czech context, this is a relatively unexplored issue, therefore there is a lack of knowledge about how people with schizophrenia experience their employment and what difficulties they face. The aim of this master's thesis is to further explore the work experiences of individuals with schizophrenia and to determine what specific factors they perceive as supportive or limiting for their involvement in paid employment. The theoretical part of the thesis is divided into two main chapters, with the first one focusing on schizophrenia itself including its symptoms, prognosis, diagnosis, and the impacts of stigma. The subject of the second chapter is the possibilities of employment for individuals with schizophrenia, particularly the benefits associated with work, support mechanisms for this group, and their needs. The...
The impact of team autonomy, reflexivity and participation on employees' mental health
Mandousová, Michaela ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Mudrák, Jiří (referee)
Mental health is an important topic in the context of the work environment. Therefore, the thesis examines the impact of team autonomy, reflexivity, and participation on employees' mental health. The theoretical part focuses on the topic of mental health, the JD-R model, burnout syndrome, engagement, and team factors with a focus on autonomy, reflexivity, and participation. The empirical part aims to test whether team autonomy, reflexivity, and participation together with burnout syndrome score or work engagement are significant predictors of burnout syndrome and engagement measured one year apart. The data used to test the stated hypotheses were obtained within the framework of the international H-WORK project, which conducted a field-based longitudinal study. The project was initiated in response to growing mental health problems in the working population in Europe. This paper uses data from two companies that underwent restructuring during the project. Because of this, there was a large drop out. The data in the research part, which was subjected to linear regression analysis, was collected from 59 respondents. The results did not support the stated hypotheses. This result may be influenced by several factors, such as the high experimental mortality already mentioned. Key words: mental health;...
Personality Determinants of Job Crafting
Pospíšilová, Adéla ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Zábrodská, Kateřina (referee)
The diploma thesis is focused on the relationship between big five personality traits and job crafting tendencies. The aim of the theoretical part is to introduce and explain the concept of job crafting theory and present the current knowledge from the research on big five personality traits and their relationship to job crafting tendencies. The aim of the empirical part is to examine the relationship between the personality traits of openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, and job crafting tendencies. The theoretical part defines various theoretical perspectives on job crafting and its connection to theories of occupational health. Moreover, the individual big five personality traits and their impact on work behavior and job crafting are described. Empirical data were collected through a questionnaire survey. The results of the empirical part of the diploma thesis indicate a significant relationship between the personality traits of openness to experience, conscientiousness, and extraversion and job crafting tendencies. There was a negative correlation between neuroticism and job crafting tendencies.
Teachers' Occupational Health from a Gender Perspective
Benešová, Hermína ; Zábrodská, Kateřina (advisor) ; Šípová, Ivana (referee)
This master's thesis focuses on occupational health among Czech teachers, providing a gender perspective on this topic. The aim of the thesis is to analyze central themes related to occupational health which are specific for the teaching profession as well as to identify potential role of gender in teachers' occupational health. The theoretical part of the thesis describes key components of occupational health in relation to the teaching profession. Specifically, the attention is paid to job satisfaction and work engagement which represent positive aspects of occupational health. Next, job stress and burnout which represent negative aspects of occupational health are defined. These concepts are first discussed on a general level in the context of occupational health psychology research and then specifically in the context of the teaching profession. In the next chapter of the thesis, the concept of gender is defined, and research findings concerning gender differences and inequalities in the teaching profession and teachers' occupational health are presented. The empirical part of the thesis used qualitative research design. The data were collected using semi-structured interviews with 14 teachers (7 women and 7 men) who were all teachers at the secondary school level. The interviews were...
The effect of coaching on the competences of managers
Spilková, Karolína ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Kašická, Jana (referee)
The thesis focuses on the effect of positive leadership coaching on managers' competences. The theoretical part of the thesis explains the concept of leadership and its theories. It focuses on its development with the main emphasis on positive leadership coaching. It then introduces the concept of coaching competence of managers with its different parts as well as the measurement methods and previous research on this phenomenon. The aim of the empirical part was to test whether training in positive leadership coaching for managers would significantly increase the value of their competencies. Due to the research nature of this thesis, a longitudinal field pre-post research design was used. The moderating role of the so-called process variables was also taken into account. The resulting analysis did not support a relationship between the positive leadership coaching intervention and an increase in managers' competencies. However, there was a significant increase in the competency component of work alliance, assuming that this relationship was moderated by the process variable. In terms of practical implications, the results suggest that a positive leadership coaching program may be valuable as an applied positive intervention to help managers develop the coaching competency of work alliance. The...
Job crafting in organizational practice.
Stodola, Adam ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Zernerová, Lucie (referee)
The main aim of this bachelor thesis is to introduce an overview and description of the concept of job crafting and thus contribute to bringing this phenomenon deeper into the awareness of Czech psychologists and the public. In the theoretical part, the main models and definitions of job crafting, its opposition, different forms and case studies are presented. These case studies are designed to bridge the gap between concept and practice. Benefits and possible difficulties of job crafting are also included in the theoretical part. The research framework provides a possible methodological approach for a qualitative study that would bring some insight into the manifestations of job crafting in a more practical form. Its main added value is to focus on specific displays of job crafting in occupations that are demanding mentally and physically. The eventual application of this research design would clarify what forms of job crafting occur in terms of the above-mentioned categories within the Czech population. Thus, it could contribute to follow-up research of possible interventions, which use job crafting as a tool for improving mental health in the work process. Key words: job crafting, occupation, well-being, practical forms, work health
Swift trust in work teams
Fritsch, Petra ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Brousilová, Klára (referee)
The bachelor thesis focuses on introducing the issue of swift trust, which typically arises in temporary or virtual work teams. Its aim is to map existing knowledge from international sources, place it in the broader context of trust in work environments or team dynamics, and propose research that would extend the current understanding. The theoretical part is divided into three main chapters. The first chapter focuses on the characteristics and distinctions between work groups and teams. It also examines the typology of work teams to provide a framework for understanding work teams in the context of swift trust. The second chapter briefly introduces the basic theories and concepts of traditional trust. The third chapter provides an overview of the existing knowledge on the construct of swift trust, its definition, and its specifics compared to the traditional concept of trust. The research design in the empirical section targets the assumptions and development of early trusting beliefs in temporarily formed work teams that are physically in the same location and do not exhibit signs of virtuality. This research proposal builds on previous studies by addressing the influence of individual personality as well as early team interactions on the initial level of swift trust and its impact on team...
The relationship between communication and perceived stress in teams
Prokešová, Barbora ; Šípová, Ivana (advisor) ; Cetkovská, Kristýna (referee)
The bachelor thesis deals with the relationship between communication and stress in work teams. The main objective is to summarize current findings regarding communication in teams, which have emerged in the context of the increasing importance of virtual communication accelerated by the covid-19 pandemic, and to understand how satisfaction with the quantity and quality of a team member's communication with others affects individually perceived stress. The theoretical part concentrates on three key topics: work teams, workload and the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic. First, it introduces the concept of work teams and the conditions of teamwork with a focus on communication. Next, it outlines coping with workload in teams and the protective effect of teams on individual mental health. Finally, it introduces workload factors and key theories of work stress. The empirical part aimed to determine whether satisfaction with frequency and quality of an individual's communication with other team members predicts perceived stress, while taking into account team membership. A multilevel correlation analysis was performed on data from the H-work project. No significant relationship was found between the difference between current and desired communication frequency or the quality of team communication, and...
Specifics of work-related stress and burnout syndrome in psychologists in clinical practice.
Milfaitová, Klára ; Červinková, Monika (advisor) ; Šípová, Ivana (referee)
This thesis deals with the issue of work stressors and burnout syndrome in psychologists working in clinical practice. The literature review section focuses on the concepts of job stress, stressors and burnout syndrome. It also focuses on the specification of the position of psychologists in clinical practice in the Czech health care system and describes current research findings related to the topic of the thesis. The empirical part presents a research project aimed at exploring work stressors and experiences with burnout syndrome among psychologists in clinical practice. A total of 10 semi-structured interviews were conducted and a categorisation of the most frequently occurring stressors in the interviews was generated based on thematic analysis. Furthermore, the research project focused on exploring experiences of burnout syndrome and linking it to specific stressors to which respondents attributed the burnout condition. The final section of the paper compared the results of the study with other international research and made recommendations for possible future research directions and applications for practice. The results of the research will contribute to a better understanding of the issue of work stressors and burnout syndrome in psychologists in clinical practice, may serve to educate...
Work engagement: its pedictors and organizational outcomes
Sivoková, Kristýna ; Höschlová, Eva (advisor) ; Šípová, Ivana (referee)
This thesis deals with the topic of work engagement. Firstly, various concepts of work engagement and approaches to measuring this concept are presented. Moreover, the context of engagement and its relations to important aspects of working life are being discussed. Lastly, links between work engagement and important organizational indicators of success are being outlined. The research project aims to determine relationships between selected work resources, work engagement and business performance, turnover and client satisfaction within the branch network of a Czech banking company. Research results showed a significant relationship between work engagement and all measured work resources. Part of the relationship between work resources and work engagement has been shown to be mediated through perceived meaningfulness of work. Furthermore, the significance of work engagement as a predictor of business performance was successfully verified. No significant correlations were found between work engagement, turnover and client satisfaction. Keywords work engagement, employee engagement, predictors, work resources, business performance, turnover, client satisfaction, meaningfulness of work

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