Scientific use file of wave 1 (2011/2012) and wave 2 (2017)
The Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA) examines the relationship between working conditions, mental health, and physical functioning. It is designed as a panel study and conducted by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in cooperation with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). The population consists of employed persons who are subject to social insurance contributions and born between 1951 and 1980. The first survey wave took place in 2011/2012, followed by a further wave in 2017.
FDZ-BAuA makes a scientific use file available that integrates the data of wave 1 and wave 2 as a panel dataset. The dataset contains data on the following subject areas:
For more detailed information on the sample and the content of the Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA), please see the introductory article, data documentation, and methodological reports on this page.
The following previous version of the scientific use file of wave 1 and 2 of the Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA) can still be obtained from FDZ-BAuA if required:
Find documentation materials for this previous version here:
Previous version of the Scientific Use File of the Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA), Wave 1 and 2
Furthermore, a scientific use file of wave 1 of the Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA) could be retrieved via the Research Data Centre of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) until August 2021. This dataset has now moved to FDZ-BAuA and can only be applied for here if required.
The data documentation for this previous version can be downloaded here (in German only):
https://doku.iab.de/fdz/reporte/2017/DR_05-17.pdf (PDF, 1 MB)