9to5 makes you happy – work schedules and its consequences

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Psychology
    Code UE-L25.01232
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Seminar
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    In this seminar, students will learn about different models of working time and the associated theory. In addition, the effects of certain work schedules – including home office - on the employees in the form of well-being, health and attitudes towards the company will be discussed. Furthermore, the positive and negative aspects of different working time models for the organization will be discussed.

    The topic will be dealt with both theoretically and practically. Students will go into the field and analyze real work schedules and suggest evidence-based changes, if necessary. Processing time for the small field study will be provided.

    Requirements to be fulfilled in the seminar to succeed

    Altogether there are two requirements (and a third on a voluntary basis) that students have to fulfill:

    1_ preparing a podcast (max 15min) on a selected topic - teamwork

    2_ carrying out a small field study (analysis and description of the work schedule of a self-selected enterprise in the field and elaboration of evidence-based proposals for change, if appropriate) – teamwork but the individual contribution of the prepared intervention will be evaluated

    3_ on a voluntary basis: passing an MC exam at the end of the course (45 minutes, 15 questions)

    Requirements 1 and 2 will be evaluated and finally flow into the final grade of the seminar. Details of the individual requirements are available for download on Moodle.

    Training objectives

    After completing the seminar 9to5 makes you happy – work schedules and its consequences

    • … participants know different working schedules and their effects on mental and physical health as well as worklife balance
    • … participants recognize various work organization aspects and their effects on the intensification of work; and, in particular, on the mental and physical health of employees
    • … participants are able to apply the newly acquired knowledge to practical examples and are able to further recognize possible advantages and disadvantages for employees
    • … participants develop a deeper knowledge of methods
    • … participants increase their skills in dealing with scientific literature
    • … participants consolidate skills in the creation of podcasts and in active participation despite difficult circumstances (distance learning)
    Comments

    The seminar will be organized in a hybrid form with as much teaching in presence as possible. Due to given circumstances, we start the teaching in distance and change to face-to-face teaching as soon as the COVID situation allows it. Activities will be organized over Moodle and participants will have access to Moodle and the information and literature stored there from February 10th. Podcasts and literature to read for each course will be provided as preparation. The class itself will be very interactive, active participation is therefore highly expected. 

    The presence events take place in the Regina Mundi S-01.118

    Available seats 25
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    The literature list / program and selected articles are available on Moodle.

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.02.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    01.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    08.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    15.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    22.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    29.03.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    12.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    19.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    26.04.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    03.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    10.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    17.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
    31.05.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours RM 02, Room S-01.118
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue et examen écrit - SP-2021, Session d'été 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    The evaluation of the seminar takes place in two steps.

    First, the podcast (15 minutes) is evaluated as group work (40% of final grade). Secondly, the group, as well as the personal contribution in the final report of the field study are evaluated (60% of final grade). The final exam is an MC exam (15 questions during 45 minutes). Participation is voluntary. If 70% or more correct answers are achieved, 0.25 points are added to the final grade. If the exam is not solved or less than 70% correct answers are achieved, nothing happens.

    Evaluation continue et examen écrit - SP-2021, Autumn Session 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    The evaluation of the seminar takes place in two steps.

    First, the podcast (15 minutes) is evaluated as group work (40% of final grade). Secondly, the group, as well as the personal contribution in the final report of the field study are evaluated (60% of final grade). The final exam is an MC exam (15 questions during 45 minutes). Participation is voluntary. If 70% or more correct answers are achieved, 0.25 points are added to the final grade. If the exam is not solved or less than 70% correct answers are achieved, nothing happens.

    Evaluation continue et examen écrit - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    The evaluation of the seminar takes place in two steps.

    First, the podcast (15 minutes) is evaluated as group work (40% of final grade). Secondly, the group, as well as the personal contribution in the final report of the field study are evaluated (60% of final grade). The final exam is an MC exam (15 questions during 45 minutes). Participation is voluntary. If 70% or more correct answers are achieved, 0.25 points are added to the final grade. If the exam is not solved or less than 70% correct answers are achieved, nothing happens.

    Evaluation continue et examen écrit - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    The evaluation of the seminar takes place in two steps.

    First, the podcast (15 minutes) is evaluated as group work (40% of final grade). Secondly, the group, as well as the personal contribution in the final report of the field study are evaluated (60% of final grade). The final exam is an MC exam (15 questions during 45 minutes). Participation is voluntary. If 70% or more correct answers are achieved, 0.25 points are added to the final grade. If the exam is not solved or less than 70% correct answers are achieved, nothing happens.

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Education / Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_NP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > Occupational Health Psychology and Human Factors

    Education / Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > Occupational Health Psychology and Human Factors

    Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA18_MA_P2_fr_de_bil_v01
    Specialisation Module > „Occupational Health Psychology and "Human Factors” (W&O A)