|Document ID (ISN)||111431|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Paterson J.L., Dorrian J., Pincombe J., Grech C., Dawson D.
||Mood change and perception of workload in Australian midwives
||July 2010, Vol.48, No.4, p.381-389. Illus. 39 ref.
||Mood_change.pdf [in English]
||Twenty midwives in an Australian metropolitan hospital completed logbooks assessing daily fluctuations in subjective mood and workload. Participants also provided information about history of psychopathology and sleep quality. Workload factors significantly predicted mood at work. Specifically, when participants felt that their work was more demanding and frustrating and required more effort, or when they felt that they could not accomplish all that was expected, mood was negatively influenced. This supports the connection between workload and negative mood change in healthcare. Given the potential for mood to influence a multitude of functions relevant to safety, performance and psychosocial wellbeing it is important to understand the factors which influence mood, particularly in light of the current shortfall in the Australian healthcare workforce.
||Australia; physical workload; mental workload; mental health; women; hospitals; health care personnel
||shift work; night work; fatigue; sleep disturbances; job dissatisfaction; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Stress, psychosocial factors
Hours of work
Health care services