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Äldreomsorgens psykosociala arbetsmiljö : en studie av undersköterskor och vårdbiträden som arbetar med äldre på särskilda boenden

Arréhn, Catharina (2006)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to find out how caregivers experienced their psychosocial work environment at three municipal homes for old people. The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) was used in order to study different dimensions of the work environment, and questions about health, sickness presence and sick leave were included. The questionnaire was answered by 86 out of 112 participating caregivers (77%). The results showed that the caregivers experienced high demands at work. The degree of feedback and influence at work was low, but they reported that their work was highly meaningful and that they usually received social support at work. There were a number of associations between experienced health, sickness presence and... (More)
The purpose of this study was to find out how caregivers experienced their psychosocial work environment at three municipal homes for old people. The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) was used in order to study different dimensions of the work environment, and questions about health, sickness presence and sick leave were included. The questionnaire was answered by 86 out of 112 participating caregivers (77%). The results showed that the caregivers experienced high demands at work. The degree of feedback and influence at work was low, but they reported that their work was highly meaningful and that they usually received social support at work. There were a number of associations between experienced health, sickness presence and the studied dimensions of the work environment. However, few associations were found between estimated days of sick leave and these dimensions. (Less)
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author
Arréhn, Catharina
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
caregivers, eldercare, psychosocial work environment, COPSOQ, Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1329989
date added to LUP
2006-11-28
date last changed
2007-01-03
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to find out how caregivers experienced their psychosocial work environment at three municipal homes for old people. The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) was used in order to study different dimensions of the work environment, and questions about health, sickness presence and sick leave were included. The questionnaire was answered by 86 out of 112 participating caregivers (77%). The results showed that the caregivers experienced high demands at work. The degree of feedback and influence at work was low, but they reported that their work was highly meaningful and that they usually received social support at work. There were a number of associations between experienced health, sickness presence and the studied dimensions of the work environment. However, few associations were found between estimated days of sick leave and these dimensions.},
  author       = {Arréhn, Catharina},
  keyword      = {caregivers,eldercare,psychosocial work environment,COPSOQ,Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Äldreomsorgens psykosociala arbetsmiljö : en studie av undersköterskor och vårdbiträden som arbetar med äldre på särskilda boenden},
  year         = {2006},
}