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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

Work related sense of coherence Work-SoC

The division Public and Organizational Health developed the concept and measure of work-related sense of coherence (Work-SoC), based on the original works of Aaron Antonovsky. The 9 item scale has been translated into English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Chinese, amongst others. This ongoing project aims to advance the concept of Work-SoC.


  • Bauer, G. F., Vogt, K., Inauen, A., & Jenny, G. J. (2015). Work-SoC- Entwicklung und Validierung einer Skala zur Erfassung des arbeitsbezogenen Kohärenzgefühls. Zeitschrift Für Gesundheitspsychologie, 23(1), 20–30.
  • Grødal, K., Innstrand, S. T., Bauer, G. F., Haugan, G., Rannestad, T., & André, B. (2018). Validation of the Norwegian version of the work-related sense of coherence scale. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 46(7), 711–717.
  • Vogt, K., Jenny, G. J., & Bauer, G. F. (2013). Comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness at work: Construct validity of a scale measuring workrelated sense of coherence. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 39(1), 1–8.

Weiterführende Informationen


Georg Bauer (Project Leader)
Gregor Jenny