University of Wisconsin–Madison

Job Design and Safety

  • Improving the quality and safety of the work environment can result in greater employee satisfaction, less turnover, and increased productivity.

    Research at CQPI focuses on the job, organizational, and human factors that influence workforce retention and help create safe, healthy, and productive workplaces.

  • Past Project(s)

    Paths to Retention and Turnover in the IT Workforce
    Healthy and Productive Organization in Construction Industry
    Job Characteristics, Depression and Gender in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
    Job Characteristics and Health in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

  • Brunette, M.J., Evia, C., Hoonakker, P., Kleiner, B., & Smith-Jackson, T. (2009). Strengthening research on construction safety: The role of macro-ergonomics. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 53rd Annual Meeting, (pp. 994-997). San Antonio, TX.

    Korunka, C., Braunger, P., & Hoonakker, P. (2009). Safety culture and quality of working life as predictors of accidents in wood and metal processing enterprises. Paper presented at the APA/NIOSH Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Hoonakker, P. (2009). The older worker in construction industry. Paper presented at the Healthy Aging for Workers Conference, Washington D.C.

    Korunka, C., Hoonakker, P., & Carayon, P. (2008). Quality of Working Life and turnover intention in information technology work. Human Factors in Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 18 (4), 409-423.

    Korunka, C., Hoonakker, P., & Carayon, P. (2005). A universal turnover model for the IT work force – A replication study. In Carayon, Kleiner, Robertson, & Hoonakker (Eds.). Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – VIII, (pp. 467-472). IEA Press: Santa Monica, CA.

    Hoonakker, P., Korunka, C., & Carayon, P. (2005). Employee commitment and turnover in information technology work.Proceedings of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists (EAWOP) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

    Hoonakker, P., Carayon, P., & Schoepke, J. (2005). Development of a questionnaire to evaluate turnover and retention in the IT work force: Art or science? In Carayon, Kleiner, Robertson, & Hoonakker (Eds.). Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – VIII, (pp. 555-560). IEA Press: Santa Monica, CA.

    Hoonakker, P., Carayon, P. & Schoepke, J. (2005). Work family conflict in the IT work force. In Carayon, Kleiner, Robertson, & Hoonakker (Eds.). Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – VIII, (pp. 81-86). IEA Press: Santa Monica, CA.

    Carayon, P., Haims, M.C., Brunette, M.J., & Hoonakker, P. (2002). Quality of working life among women and minorities in the IT workforce: a pilot study. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Baltimore, MD.

    Carayon, P., Brunette, M.J., Haims, M.C., & Hoonakker, P. (2002). Underrepresentation of women and minorities in the IT workforce: Job and organizational issues. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Work With Display Units (WWDU) – World Wide Work. Berlin, Germany: Ergonomic Institut fur Arbeits – und Sozialforschung Forschungsgesellschaft mbH. pp. 53-55.

    Carayon, P., et al. (2002). Paths to retention and turnover in the IT workforce: Understanding the relationships between gender, minority status, job and organizational factors. Presentation, University of Wisconsin- Madison.

    Carayon, P., et al. (2002). Pilot Study Report Executive Summary. University of Wisconsin- Madison.

  • Paths to Retention & Turnover in the IT Workforce

    Full Length Version of Questionnaire
    Shortened Version of Questionnaire
    Comparison of Initial & Revised Questionnaire

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