Project Leaders:

  • Taru Feldt, Professor, University of Jyväskylä (project leader in University of Jyväskylä),, p. 040 8053485

  • Saija Mauno, Professor, University of Tampere (consortium leader),

Research group:

  • Mari Huhtala, Adjunct Professor, University of Jyväskylä
  • Katriina Hyvönen, PhD, University researcher, University of Jyväskylä
  • Ulla Kinnunen, Professor, University of Tampere
  • Anne Mäkikangas, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampere
  • Jessica de Bloom, Academy Research Fellow, University of Tampere and Croningen, The Netherlands
  • Elina Auvinen, project researcher, University of Tampere



  • Christian Korunka, Professor, University of Wien, Austria
  • Bettina Kubicek, PhD, University of Wien, University of Hagenberg, Austria
  • Sheena Johnson, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
  • Sabine Geurts, Professor, University of Radboud, The Netherlands
  • Arnold Bakker, Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jari Hakanen, Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
  • Christine Syrek, PhD, Trier University, Germany
  • Bettina Wiese, Professor, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Norbert K. Semmer, Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Asko Tolvanen, Professor, University of Jyväskylä
  • Johanna Ruusuvuori, Professor, University of Tampere
  • Anna Rönkä, Professor, University of Jyväskylä


Academy of Finland

Duration of the project:  1.9.2017‒31.8.2021



The IJDFIN-study: 

Managing new intensified job demands through self-regulative resources: A large-scale study across occupations and age groups

 Work intensification and intensified job demands (IJDs) are new and little studied stressors in today’s working life. Their psychosocial implications for employees as well as the resources with which employees can manage them are largely unknown. This four-year research project (IJDFIN) will investigate work intensification and IJDs and their psychosocial implications for employees’ well-being and job performance by also ascertaining whether and how self-regulative resources (life management strategies, job crafting and recovery from work) buffer against these demands. We shall examine these issues both quantitatively and qualitatively, also including longitudinal and multilevel research designs. We shall moreover perform age- and occupation-specific analyses. The findings of this research can be utilized in stress management interventions, which can be tailored specifically to the needs of different age and occupational groups.  The study is a consortium project between University of Tampere and University of Jyväskylä.