Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Ökat hot och våld i arbetslivet – en följd av förändrade arbetsförhållanden?: En studie utifrån de svenska Arbetsmiljöundersökningarna 1991–2005
Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
2009 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 46, no 1, 67-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increase in work related violence. A reflection of changes in working conditions? An analysis based on the Swedish Work Environment surveys.

Victim surveys from Sweden show that the proportion reporting exposure to work related violence has increased. On the basis of the Swedish Work Environment surveys 1991–2005 this article focuses on the following questions: What kind of situations and working conditions are related to workplace violence? And, has the number of employees exposed to these working conditions increased parallel to the rise of reported workplace violence? Logistic regression analysis shows that some situations and working conditions are indeed related tothe risk of violence. To some extent exposure to these working conditions co-varies with exposure to violence. This result is more prominent for women than for men. Further research is needed to understand how changes in working conditions affect the risk of violence and the development thereof, not least from a gender perspective. Even so, changes in working conditions can not alone explain the increase of reported workplace violence in Sweden during this period. It seems that the influence of changed working conditions offers an interesting complement to criminological theories of broadened definitions and decreasing tolerance against violence in problematizing how an increase in reported workplace violence should and could be understood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges sociologförbund , 2009. Vol. 46, no 1, 67-89 p.
Keyword [en]
workplace violence, increase, working conditions
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-19667OAI: diva2:861271

Sociologisk Forsknings digitala arkiv

Available from: 2015-10-16 Created: 2015-10-16 Last updated: 2015-10-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(832 kB)54 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 832 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Hemsida Sociologisk Forskning
In the same journal
Sociologisk forskning

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 54 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 34 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link