|Document ID (ISN)||74492|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Hanse J.J., Engstr÷m T.
||Sense of coherence and ill health among the unemployed and re-employed after closure of an assembly plant
||July-Sep. 1999, Vol.13, No.3, p.204-222. Illus. 56 ref.
||Sense of coherence (SOC) is a dispositional orientation of perceiving and controlling the environment for meaningful and appropriate action. Subjects of this cross-sectional study were 344 former employees of an assembly plant closed down two years earlier, of whom 92 were still unemployed at the time of the study. Ill-health symptoms and poor SOC were significantly more frequent among those still unemployed, but in the presence of a strong SOC being unemployed had a rather low impact on health symptoms. SOC appeared to have a greater impact on psychological symptoms among unemployed as compared to re-employed workers. A high education level and white-collar work were related to strong SOC. Re-employed workers reported a significantly stronger SOC.
||health impairment; unemployment; psychological effects; stress factors
||questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; social aspects; statistical evaluation; white-collar workers; qualifications
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout