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Document ID (ISN)74492
CIS number 00-584
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hanse J.J., Engstr÷m T.
Title Sense of coherence and ill health among the unemployed and re-employed after closure of an assembly plant
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1999, Vol.13, No.3, p.204-222. Illus. 56 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health impairment; unemployment; psychological effects; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; social aspects; statistical evaluation; white-collar workers; qualifications
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout