|Document ID (ISN)||108403|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Hansson A.S., Vingňrd E., Arnetz B.B., AnderzÚn I.
||Organizational change, health, and sick leave among health care employees: A longitudinal study measuring stress markers, individual, and work site factors
||Jan.-Mar. 2008, Vol.22, No.1, p.69-80. 35 ref.
||This study was conducted to investigate the effects of organizational changes in health care services on employees' self-reported health, work satisfaction, work-related exhaustion, stress and sick leave. The initial population consisted of 226 Swedish workers engaged in the care of older people, reduced to 198 one year later. They were divided between a study group affected by organizational changes and a reference group not affected by them. Self-rated health, work satisfaction, work-related exhaustion and hormones associated with stress were analyzed using a two-factor variance analysis design. Findings showed no significant differences in self-rated health, work satisfaction and work-related exhaustion. However, significant changes were found across time and between groups for the recovery hormone DHEA-S. Other findings are discussed. The study highlights the importance of considering the impact of organizational change on employee well-being from a number of perspectives, such as self-reported health parameters, registered sick-leave data and biological stress markers.
||work organization; sickness absenteeism; stress factors; psychology of work organization; health care personnel; state of health
||subjective assessment; Sweden; hormones; determination in blood; stress studies; statistical evaluation; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden; USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychology of work organization