Publication details

Data on work-related consequences of COVID-19 pandemic for employees across Europe

Authors

PROCHÁZKA Jakub SCHEEL Tabea PIROŽEK Petr KRATOCHVÍL Tomáš CIVILOTTI Cristina BOLLO Martina MARAN Daniela Acquadro

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Data in Brief
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Citation
Web Full-text online
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106174
Keywords COVID-19; lockdown; job attitudes; work performance; coping; resilience
Description The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the work of employees across all continents. This article presents raw data that may be used to describe how the pandemic affected the work of employees in four European countries and how it influenced their job attitudes, feelings and work performance. In total, 726 respondents from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy filled out an extensive online survey and provided information about changes in their workload, work difficulty, income, social contact, work from home, task performance and organizational commitment during the pandemic, and about the risk of being infected by COVID-19 during their workday. The employees also reported their actual work performance, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, intention to leave and irritation in the time of the pandemic. To reveal factors that might help employees cope with pandemic, the respondents filled out established questionnaires measuring servant leadership of their supervisor, perceived organizational support, social support provided by colleagues, their own occupational self-efficacy, resilience, job crafting and readiness for change. The data is unique as it was collected in a specific situation during the pandemic, when the work of employees was affected by security measures and lockdown introduced by governments in countries where they worked.