Workplace conflicts, work environment and employee health

Project leader

Funding source

Forte - Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2008
End date: 31/12/2010
Funding: 2350000 SEK


To try to understand how conflicts arise at work, what efforts are made to solve them and what consequences they may have for health in the Swedish working population should be a crucial subject for many researchers. Surprisingly little is published in this field however. In particular there are very few epidemiological studies. This means that we do not know how common conflicts are, what type of conflicts that are the most frequent ones, how people try to solve them and what consequences they may have for exhaustion, depression etc. The aim of the present study is to fill this gap. We are utilising the Swedish Longitudinal Study of Health (SLOSH) in which participants in the 2003 wave of the Swedish Work Environment Study (SWES) were followed up in 2006 (n=5985). During the spring 2008 the same individuals as well as a new wave of the SWES (2005) have been asked to fill out the same extended questionnaire. The design of the study makes it possible to explore the prevalence of conflicts, what their duration and character may be and how frequently they reportedly have adverse consequences. In addition it is possible to study prospectively sick leave patterns and self reported exhaustion syndrome, depression and cognitive difficulties and how these adverse health outcomes are related to the conflicts.

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