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Document ID (ISN)110165
CIS number 09-1196
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pejtersen J.H., Kristensen T.S.
Title The development of the psychosocial work environment in Denmark from 1997 to 2005
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.35, No.4, p.284-293. 49 ref.
Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate trends in the psychosocial work environment in Denmark from 1997-2005. The analyses were based on two national questionnaire surveys of randomly-selected employees who completed the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire. Quality of leadership and social support from supervisors were the only dimensions that saw improvements. The negative developments were: higher work pace; less work control; less possibilities for development; less meaning of work; more role conflicts; decreased role clarity; reduced sense of community; less social support from colleagues; increased conflicts at work; more threats of violence; more slander and gossip.
Descriptors (primary) psychology of work organization; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; speed of work; motivation; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey; violence; role of management; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Psychology of work organization
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