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Document ID (ISN)110218
CIS number 09-1400
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Raeve L., Jansen N.W.H., van den Brandt P.A., Vasse R., Kant I.J.
Title Interpersonal conflicts at work as a predictor of self-reported health outcomes and occupational mobility
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.66, No.1, p.16-22. Illus. 47 ref.
Internet access 09-1400.pdf [in English]
Abstract To examine the relationship between interpersonal conflicts at work and self-reported health outcomes and occupational mobility, data on male workers from the Maastricht Cohort Study on fatigue at work were used. Interpersonal conflict was assessed at baseline and after one year. Health outcomes were studied every four months during a second year of follow-up. Conflicts with co-workers occurred in 7.2% of the study population, while conflicts with supervisors occurred in 9.5%. Co-worker conflict was a statistically significant risk factor for an elevated need for recovery, prolonged fatigue, poor general health and external occupational mobility (change of employment). Supervisor conflict was a significant risk factor for an elevated need for recovery, prolonged fatigue, external occupational mobility, and internal occupational mobility (reassignment within the enterprise).
Descriptors (primary) human relations; morbidity; psychology of work organization; fatigue; human behaviour; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; male workers; frequency rates; cohort study; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors