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Document ID (ISN)72514
CIS number 99-696
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iwi D., Watson J., Barber P., Kimber N., Sharman G.
Title The self-reported well-being of employees facing organizational change: Effects of an intervention
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.48, No.6, p.361-368. 19 ref.
Abstract Measures of psychological morbidity were collected by questionnaires among a group of local authority workers facing organizational change. In comparison with United Kingdom norms and the norms for a similar occupational group, these workers were under more work-related pressure and their self-reported health was markedly poorer. They were not however at a disadvantage in terms of coping strategies. Those accepting the offer of counselling were subject to greater levels of work stress, had poorer self-reported health and markedly lower levels of job satisfaction than those who did not. Questionnaire scores were not significantly different before and after counselling, giving no evidence of treatment effects on symptomatology. However, almost all subjects rated counselling as having been extremely helpful. Adverse effects on staff facing organizational change may be ameliorated by improved management practice. Topics: government services; job dissatisfaction; neuropsychic stress; programme evaluation; psychological and psychiatric services; questionnaire survey; state of health; stress factors; subjective assessment; work organization.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; government services; psychological and psychiatric services; work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; job dissatisfaction; stress factors; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Public and government services
Occupational health services