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Vad är hälsa och ohälsa på arbetsplats?
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What is health and illhealth in a workplace? (English)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Increased ill health in the workplace in terms of increased workload, stress and pressure from employers is common in Sweden today, which may lead to a future variety of medical conditions and disabilities. Aim: The aim of the present study was to describe what employees at companies in the health industry experienced as a health and illhealth on a workplace. Method: A qualitative approach was used in which the interviews were based on an interview guide. The method of analysis was thematic analysis in which three themes emerged. Results: Tree themes emerged; a social interaction with colleagues, good leadership, and access to health care and movement. The findings of the study indicated that the tasks themselves were not as important as the social interaction and the leadership so that the workplace was perceived as healthy. Implication: Suggestions for further research is to try to get more equal number of men and women engaged in further study and to develop the questions in the interview more to answer the purpose better. Furthermore, the health factors reported in the results could still be a good foundation to refer to, for interventions in the workplace or for the overall development of a healthy workplace within a specific company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Health support, healthy workplace, wellness, work related ill health
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsrelaterad ohälsa, friskvård, hälsofrämjande arbetsplats, hälsostöd
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21372OAI: diva2:602173
Subject / course
Public Health
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-13 Created: 2013-01-31 Last updated: 2013-02-13Bibliographically approved

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