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Kvinnors psykosociala arbetsmiljö & hälsa: - En arbetsplatsanalys av en organisation inom företagshälsovården
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following study explores the relation between psychosocial work environment and individual health. The purpose is to examine how female employees in the occupational health sector experience their own psychosocial work environment, focusing on different influencing factors in both the workplace and their private life regarding the employees own health. The study applies a hermeneutic approach in which qualitative interviews constitute the empirical data. Previous research on this particular subject has focused on the following themes: the combination of work-family life, demand/control model and flexibility in the workplace in relation to health and stress. The theoretical framework used in this study integrates relevant concepts, specifically SOC, poor leadership and flexibility. The main findings of this study are three fundamental themes prevalent in the employees experience of health and stress: meeting the demands of the psychosocial work environment, the psychosocial work environment related to balance in everyday life  and the managements role of the psychosocial work environment. One major contribution on the research on psychosocial work environment and work-life balance is that the results presented underline the importance of a female perspective on welfare and individual wellness. 

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2011. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychosocial work environment, women’s health, stress management, work-life balance, occupational health sector
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12498OAI: diva2:424006
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-23 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2011-06-23Bibliographically approved

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