|Document ID (ISN)||112374|
|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
||May 2011, Vol.49, No.3, p.353-364. Illus. 37 ref.
||The_impact_of_organizational_changes_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||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.
||Sweden; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; mental health; police forces; stress factors
||state of health; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Psychology of work organization