|Document ID (ISN)||103867|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Pepper L., Messinger M., Weinberg J., Campbell R.
||Downsizing and health at the United States Department of Energy
||Nov. 2003, Vol.44, No.5, p.481-491. 21 ref.
||Downsizing and reorganization not only affect workers who lose their jobs, but even workers who retain their jobs are affected in negative ways. The present study measured how downsizing was accomplished at five Department of Energy facilities by evaluating communication with workers, perceived fairness of the process and job characteristics, and how each of these was associated with worker health and well-being. The researchers collected quantitative data using structured surveys and captured qualitative data using interviews, focus groups, and open-ended survey responses. Employees who felt that the downsizing process was fair and that communication was open and honest reported fewer symptoms, lower survivor syndrome and more job security than their counterparts. Also, employees who were less immediately impacted by downsizing reported fewer symptoms than those who were more directly involved.
||USA; psychology of work organization; government services; unemployment; stress factors
||symptoms; motivation; information of personnel; role of management; ethics; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mental stress and burnout
Public and government services
Psychology of work organization