What roles do team climate, roster control, and work life conflict play in shiftworkers’ fatigue longitudinally?

Pisarski, Anne & Barbour, Jennifer (2014) What roles do team climate, roster control, and work life conflict play in shiftworkers’ fatigue longitudinally? Applied Ergonomics, 45(3), pp. 773-779.

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The study aimed to examine shiftworkers fatigue and the longitudinal relationships that impact on fatigue such as team climate, work life conflict, control of shifts and shift type in shift working nurses. We used a quantitative survey methodology and analysed data with a moderated hierarchical multiple regression. After matching across two time periods 18 months apart, the sample consisted of 166 nurses from one Australian hospital. Of these nurses, 61 worked two rotating day shifts (morning & afternoon/evening) and 105 were rotating shiftworkers who worked three shifts (morning afternoon/evening and nights). The findings suggest that control over shift scheduling can have significant effects on fatigue for both two-shift and three-shift workers. A significant negative relationship between positive team climate and fatigue was moderated by shift type. At both Time 1 and Time 2, work life conflict was the strongest predictor of concurrent fatigue, but over time it was not.

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ID Code: 64628
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Shiftwork, Fatigue, Nursing
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2013.10.010
ISSN: 0003-6870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 22:01

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