Justice at work and health: The impact of organizational changes and uncertainty over time


Project leader


Funding source

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)


Project Details

Start date: 01/06/2014
End date: 31/12/2016
Funding: 2652000 SEK


Description

The aim of the study is to analyze the impact of justice at work on health over time under conditions of uncertainty, i.e. job insecurity and low employability. Long-term exposure, effects of exposure change and of different job related uncertainty factors will be studied. Strengths of the presented project are its longitudinal design, availability of objective measures of health and the use of well-established indices of justice at work. Analyses are based on the SLOSH study (Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health). SLOSH is a nationally representative survey that follows up the participants in the 2003 and 2005 work environment surveys every two years, a total of 18 915 individuals. SLOSH includes questions about work environment, health and social background and covers all concepts employed in the study. Health is also measured through linkage to the inpatient and prescribed drug registers. Different statistical methods for longitudinal analyses will be used, e.g. structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, and mixed modeling. The study would add to the understanding of how different aspects of justice at work impact on health over time. Fairness in the work environment is a modifiable aspect of the work environment that organizations have significant control over, making it a potential target for interventions in order to keep employees healthy and competitiveness high.The aim of the study is to analyze the impact of justice at work on health over time under conditions of uncertainty, i.e. job insecurity and low employability. Long-term exposure, effects of exposure change and of different job related uncertainty factors will be studied. Strengths of the presented project are its longitudinal design, availability of objective measures of health and the use of well-established indices of justice at work. Analyses are based on the SLOSH study (Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health). SLOSH is a nationally representative survey that follows up the participants in the 2003 and 2005 work environment surveys every two years, a total of 18 915 individuals. SLOSH includes questions about work environment, health and social background and covers all concepts employed in the study. Health is also measured through linkage to the inpatient and prescribed drug registers. Different statistical methods for longitudinal analyses will be used, e.g. structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, and mixed modeling. The study would add to the understanding of how different aspects of justice at work impact on health over time. Fairness in the work environment is a modifiable aspect of the work environment that organizations have significant control over, making it a potential target for interventions in order to keep employees healthy and competitiveness high.

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