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Document ID (ISN)111852
CIS number 11-0589
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Greubel J., Kecklund G.
Title The impact of organizational changes on work stress, sleep, recovery and health
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.49, p.353-364. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access The_impact.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; state of health; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; mental health; police forces; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Mental health