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Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers

Pisarski, Anne, Lawrence, Sandra A., Bohle, Philip, & Brook, Christine (2008) Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5), pp. 580-588.

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Abstract

This study examined organizational factors affecting the impact of shiftwork on work life conflict and subjective health. A model was proposed in which support from supervisors, support from colleagues, and team identity influence time-based work life conflict through two mediating variables: team climate and control over the working environment. Reduced conflict, in turn, produces enhanced psychological well-being and diminished physical symptoms. A structural equation model based on survey data from 530 nurses supported the proposed model. It also identified unpredicted direct links between team identity and physical symptoms, and between supervisor support and both control over the work environment and psychological well-being. The results indicate that organizational interventions focused on social support, team identity, team climate, and control can diminish the negative effects of shiftwork on work life conflict and health in shiftworkers.

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ID Code: 17117
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Contemporary Research Findings in Shiftwork. For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Shiftwork, Work Life Conflict, Social Support, Team Identity, Team Climate
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2008.01.005
ISSN: 0003-6870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2009 08:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:43

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