Mauno Saija, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher

Mauno Saija, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher
Short number:
KÄRKI Aa365.1.



Saija Mauno, Dr., Professor (in psychology)

Current Position:

Senior researcher at the University of Jyväskylä (50 %)

Full professor (work and organizational psychology) at the University of Tampere (50 %)

Academic education and degrees awarded:

Lectureship (adjunct professor) in Work Psychology/University of Jyväskylä/Department of Psychology, Finland/2003

PhD in Work Psychology/University of Jyväskylä/Department of Psychology, Finland/1999 Dissertation: “Job insecurity as a psychosocial job stressor in the context of the work-family interface”

MA in Psychology/University of Jyväskylä/Department of Psychology, Finland/1995

Areas of Interest:

Work and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas:

Occupational health psychology from the perspective of stress, coping, recovery, work-family interface, and job and organizational resources

The Relevance and Benefits of Research:

- To manage job stress and job insecurity

- To identify resources that are beneficial in maintaining good work-family balance

- To whom? Employees, organizations, families, policy representatives

Recent (international) Publications 2013-2015:

Mauno, S., DeCuyper, N., Tolvanen, A., Kinnunen, U., & Mäkikangas, A. (2014). Occupational well-being as a mediator between job insecurity and turnover intention. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23 (3), 381-394.

Cheng, T., Mauno, S., & Lee, C. (2014). The buffering effect of coping strategies in the relationship between job insecurity and employee well-being. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35(1), 71-94.

Mauno, S., Ruokolainen, M., & Kinnunen, U. (2013). Does aging make employees more resilient to job stress? Age as a moderator in the job stress-well-being relationship in three Finnish occupational samples. Aging & Mental Health, 17, 411-422.

Ruokolainen, M., Mauno, S., & Cheng, T. (2014). Are the most dedicated nurses more vulnerable to job insecurity? Age-specific analyses on family-related outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 22 (8), 1042-1053.

Rantanen, J., Kinnunen, U., Mauno, S., & Temet, S. (2013). Patterns of conflict and enrichment in work-family balance: A three-dimensional typology. Work & Stress, 27, 141-163.

Selenko, E., Mäkikangas, A., Mauno, S., & Kinnunen, U. (2013). How does job insecurity relate to self-rated job performance? Analyzing associations in a longitudinal sample. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 522-542.

Mäkikangas, A., Kinnunen, S., Rantanen, J., Mauno, S., & Bakker, A. (2014). Associations between vigor and exhaustion during the workweek. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 25 (5), 555-575.

Cheng, T., Mauno, S., & Lee, C. (2014). Do job control, support, and optimism help job insecure employees? A-three wave study of buffering effects on job satisfaction, vigor at work and work-family enrichment. Social Indicators Research, 118 (3), 1269-1291.

Kinnunen, U., Mäkikangas, A., Mauno, S., De Cuyper N., & De Witte, H. (2014). Development of perceived job insecurity across two years. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 243-258.

Seppälä, P., Hakanen, J., Mauno, S., Perhoniemi, R., Tolvanen, A., & Schaufeli, W. (2015). Stability and change model of job resources and work engagement: A seven-year three-wave follow-up study. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24 (3), 360-375.

Mauno, S., Rantanen, M., & Tolvanen, A. (2014). Identifying coping profiles and profile differences in role engagement and well-being. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 10, 189-204 (e-publication).

Huhtala, M., Tolvanen, A., Mauno, S., & Feldt, T (2015). The associations between ethical organizational culture, burnout, and engagement: A multilevel study. Journal of Business and Psychology, (2), 399-414.

Mauno, S., De Cuyper, N., Kinnunen, U., Rantanen, J., Ruokolainen, M. & Mäkikangas, A. (2015). The prospective effects of work-family conflict and enrichment on job exhaustion and turnover intentions: Comparing long-term temporary vs. permanent workers across three waves. Work & Stress, 29 (1), 75-94.

Moazami-Goodarzi, A., Nurmi, J-E., Mauno, S., & Rantanen, J. (2014). Cross-lagged relations between work-family enrichment, vigor at work and core self-evaluations: A three-wave study. Journal of Business and Psychology (online first).

Lo Presti, A., & Mauno, S. (2014). Are control and support beneficial buffers against work-family barriers? Evidence from Italy. International Journal of Stress Management (online first).

Mauno, S., Ruokolainen, M., & Kinnunen, U. (2015). Work-family conflict and enrichment from the perspective of psychosocial resources: Comparing Finnish healthcare workers by working schedules. Applied Ergonomics, 48, 86-94.

Mauno, S., & Ruokolainen, M. (2015). Does organizational work-family support benefit temporary and permanent employees equally in a work-family conflict situation in relation to job satisfaction and emotional energy at work and at home? Journal of Family Issues (in press).

Kinnunen, U., Feldt, T., & Mauno, S. (2015). Authentic leeadership and team climate: testing cross-lagged relations. Journal of Managerial Psychology (in press).

Griep, Y., De Witte, H., Nätti, J., De Cuyper, N., Kinnunen, U., Mauno, S., & Mäkikangas, A. (2015). The effects of unemployment and job insecurity. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (in press).

Kinnunen, U., Rantanen, J., & Mauno, S. (2013). Crossover and spillover between family members and work and family roles. In D. A. Major and R. Burke (Eds.). Handbook of work-life integration among professionals: challenges and opportunities (pp.77-95). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Mäkikangas, A., Feldt, T., Kinnunen, U., & Mauno, S (2013). Does personality matter? A review of individual differences in occupational well-being. In A. Bakker (Ed.), Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology – Volume 1.

Kinnunen, U., Rantanen, J., & Mauno, S., & Peeter, M. (2014). Work-family interaction. In Peeters, M., De Jonge, J., & Taris, T. (Eds.), An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology (pp. 267-291). Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Mauno, S., Kinnunen, U., Rantanen, J., & Mäkikangas, A. (2015). Work-family interface in atypical work arrangements. In A. De Vos and B. Van der Heijden (Eds.) “Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers” (pp. 239-254). Elgar publishing: Cheltenham, UK.

Teaching (list of courses):

Work and Organizational Psychology III (advanced level) at the University of Jyväskylä

Several courses (post-graduate) at the University of Tampere

Supervising master, licenciate and doctoral students