Creator: Zweck, Bettina Maria; Pargent, Florian; Kantar Deutschland GmbH
Contributor: Zweck, Bettina Maria; Pargent, Florian gang
Funding: Kantar Germany GmbH
Title: Munich Employee Health Questionnaire (MEHQ): Primary data of waves 1 and 2 (2016) and 3 (2017)
Year of Publication: 2019
Citation: Zweck, B.M., & Pargent, F. (2019). Munich Employee Health Questionnaire (MEHQ): Primary data of waves 1 and 2 (2016) and 3 (2017) [Translated Title] (Version 1.0.0) [Data and Documentation]. Trier: Center for Research Data in Psychology: PsychData of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology ZPID. https://doi.org/10.5160/psychdata.zkba17mu29
So far, there are no questionnaires for mental health risk assessment that satisfactorily meet the provisions of the Work Act on Occupational Safety and Health and the requirements of DIN EN ISO 10075-3. The aim of the wave 1 and 2 surveys was therefore to develop a reliable and valid questionnaire for measuring mental health at workplace, the Munich Employee Health Questionnaire (MEHQ). To validate the MEHQ, a longitudinal design (wave 3) was used to test, if stress indicators (=predictors) can predict stress symptons, health status, turnover intention and days absent (=criteria) one year later. The survey was conducted online, with a total of 1523 employed persons participating. The process of questionnaire development and the results are presented in detail in Bettina Maria Zweck’s dissertation (2017).
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Research Questions/Hypotheses: The aim of the wave 1 and 2 surveys was to develop a reliable and valid questionnaire for measuring mental health at workplace. The longitudinal design (wave 3) was used to test, if stress indicators (=predictors) can predict stress symptons, health status, turnover intention and days absent (=criteria) one year later.
Research Design: Fully Standardized Survey Instrument (provides question formulation and answer options); repeated measurements
Test development and test quality criteria (wave 1, 2) are documented in detail in Zweck (2017).
Data Collection Method:
Data collection in the absence of an experimenter
– Online Survey
Population: Working people in Germany
Survey Time Period:
Wave 1: May 11th to May 23th 2016
Wave 2: August 25th to September 9th 2016
Wave 3: November 30th to December 13th 2017
Wave 1 and 2: Independent samples
Wave 3: Dependent sample (Participants of wave 1 and 2 were reinterviewed.)
Sample: Quota sample (quotas: education, age, sex; template: Federal Statistical Office Germany)
48,2% female subjects (n=734)
51,8% male subjects (n=789)
Age Distribution: 15-65 years (and older)
Spatial Coverage (Country/Region/City): Germany
Subject Recruitment: The sample was recruited from an online access panel of Kantar Germany GmbH. The respondents of this online panel receive points for each questionnaire completed, which, from a certain number of points, can be redeemed for vouchers or gifts.
Sample Size: wave 1: 524 individuals; wave 2: 999 individuals; wave 3: 609 individuals
Return/DropOut: Wave 3 involved 196 subjects from wave 1 and 413 subjects from wave 2.