Sense of coherence amongst employees with reduced work-capacity at Samhall.
Sanela Jakupovic Trostek
Scientific essay in public health, 15 hp, Academy of Health and promoting Working Life, University of Gävle
The aim of this study was to examine how employees at Samhall who has reduced work-capacity experienced their sense of coherence (SOC). The study includes gender, age and civil status in the analysis. The study includes 34 respondents which are divided as 20 men and 14 women. To measure SOC a quantitative method with a 29 standardized questionnaire was used.
It was found that the employees felt, in general, low SOC, which means more difficult adaptation to their life situation. Noteworthy is that 70 % of the men in this study showed low SOC compared to 35,7 % of the women.
One conclusion that can be drawn is that within Samhall, it showed that women had a higher SOC mean value than men which means they are more equipped to handle, understand and find meaning in their work life.
Keywords: Antonovsky, Samhall, disability, work-capacity, sense of coherence (SOC)
2014. , 20 p.