|Document ID (ISN)||111852|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Greubel J., Kecklund G.
||The impact of organizational changes on work stress, sleep, recovery and health
||2011, Vol.49, p.353-364. Illus. 37 ref.
||The_impact.pdf [in English]
||The study objective was to investigate the impact of various kinds of organizational changes, as well as anticipation of such changes, on work-related stress, sleep, recovery and health. It was hypothesized that impaired sleep and recovery increase the adverse health consequences of organizational changes. In this cross-sectional study, data were collected by means of questionnaires from a random sample of 1,523 employees in the Swedish police force. It was found that extensive organizational changes including downsizing or a change in job tasks were associated with a small increase in work stress, disturbed sleep, incomplete recovery and health complaints. However, less extensive organizational changes such as relocation did not affect these outcome variables. Anticipation of extensive organizational changes had almost the same effect as actual changes. The implications of these and other findings are discussed.
||Sweden; state of health; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; mental health; police forces; stress factors
||subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Psychology of work organization
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces