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Document ID (ISN)112374
CIS number 12-0348
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 May 2011, Vol.49, No.3, p.353-364. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access The_impact_of_organizational_changes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The study objective was to investigate the impact of various types 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. The data consisted of cross sectional questionnaire data from a random sample of 1,523 employees in the Swedish police force. It could be shown 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. Furthermore a moderating effect of sleep and work stress on gastrointestinal complaints and depressive symptoms was found.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; mental health; police forces; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) state of health; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Mental health
Psychology of work organization