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Table 3 GSOEP SF–12™ indicators

From: The influence of working conditions on health satisfaction, physical and mental health: testing the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model and its moderation with over-commitment using a representative sample of German employees (GSOEP)

Subscale Item Dimen-sion
General Health How would you describe your current health? PCS
Physical Fitness When you have to climb several flights of stairs on foot, does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? PCS
Physical Fitness And what about other demanding everyday activities, such as when you have to lift something heavy or do something requiring physical mobility: Does your health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? PCS
Mental Health During the last four weeks, how often did you feel down and gloomy? MCS
Mental Health During the last four weeks, how often did you feel calm and relaxed? MCS
Vitality During the last four weeks, how often did you feel energetic? MCS
Bodily Pain During the last four weeks, how often did you have severe physical pain? PCS
Role Physical During the last four weeks, how often did you feel that due to physical health problems you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday activities? PCS
Role Physical During the last four weeks, how often did you feel that due to physical health problems you were limited in some way at work or in everyday activities? PCS
Role Emotional During the last four weeks, how often did you feel that due to mental health or emotional problems you achieved less than you wanted to at work or in everyday activities? MCS
Role Emotional During the last four weeks, how often did you feel that due to mental health or emotional problems you carried out your work or everyday tasks less thoroughly than usual? MCS
Social Functioning During the last four weeks, how often did you feel that due to physical or mental health problems you were limited socially, that is, in contact with friends, acquaintances, or relatives? MCS
  1. PCS physical health composite score, MCS mental health composite score