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Factors influencing sense of coherence in a Human Services organisation

Carlsson, Ingegerd LU ; Gullsten, Virpi and Lindahl, Caroline (2004) 28th International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2004) In Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Psychology
Abstract
Salutogenetic factors (Antonovsky, 1987) at rehabilitation sections in Swedish Social Insurance offices were investigated in 2 studies. Study 1 (N=158) surveyed creative/stagnated climate (Ekvall, 1988), leadership of immediate superior (Ekvall&Arvonen, 1991), and sense of coherence (Antonovsky, 1993), here modified for the work place (W-SOC). A multiple regression (p< .001) showed that creative climate, employee-centred leadership, and position as co-ordinator, were positive for W-SOC. Change-centred leadership, and position as initial investigator of a rehab case were negative. In study 2, interviews (N=10) revealed heavy workload and scarce feedback from the superiors. Conclusion: high strain accentuates the need for democratic... (More)
Salutogenetic factors (Antonovsky, 1987) at rehabilitation sections in Swedish Social Insurance offices were investigated in 2 studies. Study 1 (N=158) surveyed creative/stagnated climate (Ekvall, 1988), leadership of immediate superior (Ekvall&Arvonen, 1991), and sense of coherence (Antonovsky, 1993), here modified for the work place (W-SOC). A multiple regression (p< .001) showed that creative climate, employee-centred leadership, and position as co-ordinator, were positive for W-SOC. Change-centred leadership, and position as initial investigator of a rehab case were negative. In study 2, interviews (N=10) revealed heavy workload and scarce feedback from the superiors. Conclusion: high strain accentuates the need for democratic and supportive leadership. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Salutogenetic factors (Antonovsky, 1987) at rehabilitation sections in Swedish Social Insurance offices were investigated in 2 studies. Study 1 (N=158) surveyed creative/stagnated climate (Ekvall, 1988), leadership of immediate superior (Ekvall&amp;Arvonen, 1991), and sense of coherence (Antonovsky, 1993), here modified for the work place (W-SOC). A multiple regression (p&lt; .001) showed that creative climate, employee-centred leadership, and position as co-ordinator, were positive for W-SOC. Change-centred leadership, and position as initial investigator of a rehab case were negative. In study 2, interviews (N=10) revealed heavy workload and scarce feedback from the superiors. Conclusion: high strain accentuates the need for democratic and supportive leadership.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Ingegerd and Gullsten, Virpi and Lindahl, Caroline},
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  title        = {Factors influencing sense of coherence in a Human Services organisation},
  year         = {2004},
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