Workplace productivity loss as a result of absenteeism and presenteeism in chronic and episodic migraine: a scoping review
Doxa Papakonstantinou, Constantinos Tomos International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp.- Migraine consists of a chronic neurological disorder with episodic attacks. Migraine prevails in people of their most productive working age, followed by difficulties at work and social functions. This scoping review aims to analyze the economic burden on a workplace due to chronic migraine compared to episodic migraine by focusing on the indirect costs of absenteeism and presenteeism and addressing the research gaps in this field. According to the PRISMA Extens...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - November 26, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Doxa Papakonstantinou Constantinos Tomos Source Type: research

The effect of an online individualized program to prevent nurse burnout – a mixed method study
This study adds to the understanding of online individual burnout prevention. The results suggest the feasibility of an online program to prevent nurse burnout. This could be optimized by complementing it with organizational interventions, introducing refresher courses, reminders and follow-up. Furthermore, additional attention should be devoted to preparing the implementation in order to minimize attrition rates. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - September 13, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Nina Geuens Erik Franck Peter Vlerick Peter Van Bogaert Source Type: research

Effects of health-promoting leadership, employee health on employee engagement: employability as moderating variable
This study focuses on health-promoting leadership and employee health, engagement relationship and the above relationship moderating by employability. Health-promoting leadership plays a key role in the workplace, results show that health-promoting leadership has a positive impact on employee health and employee engagement, while employee health did not have a positive effect on employee engagement. Employability negatively moderated the relationship between employee health and employee engagement. This study is based on cross-sectional survey data collected at the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic rapidly and continuo...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 31, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Liping Liu Chunyu Zhang Chih-Cheng Fang Source Type: research

Acting the part: how social and organisational factors shape managers' actions towards employees with repeated short-term sickness absence
Isa Norvell Gustavsson, Ulrika Müssener, Christian Ståhl International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.634-649 The aim of the study was to understand the social and organisational factors in the workplace that shape managers' actions and attitudes towards workers with repeated short-term sickness absence. This was a qualitative interview study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 managers at 15 different workplaces. The analysis had an abductive approach, using thematic analysis which focused on the latent content of managers attitudes towards employ...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 24, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Isa Norvell Gustavsson Ulrika M üssener Christian St åhl Source Type: research

Coping with the crisis: the effects of psychological capital and coping behaviors on perceived stress
This study makes a unique contribution to the literature by explaining how PsyCap operates through coping to affect perceptions of stress in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 20, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sherry A. Maykrantz Brandye D. Nobiling Richard A. Oxarart Luke A. Langlinais Jeffery D. Houghton Source Type: research

Sense of security when new at work: a thematic analysis of interviews with young adult retail workers in Sweden
Erika Wall, Sven Svensson, Anna Berg Jansson International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.620-633 Positive examples of situations in which young adults new at work experience feeling secure in the role as novice in the work force are here focused. The aim is to analyze how young adults who are new to the labor market express having a sense of security in the workplace. The long-term goal is to strengthen the conditions for the health and wellbeing of workers entering the retail labor market. Thirteen individual in-depth telephone/video-interviews were conducted with young a...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 20, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Erika Wall Sven Svensson Anna Berg Jansson Source Type: research

Search inside yourself: investigating the effects of a widely adopted mindfulness-at-work development program
Norian A. Caporale-Berkowitz, Brittany P. Boyer, Christopher J. Lyddy, Darren J. Good, Aaron B. Rochlen, Michael C. Parent International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.593-604 Workplace mindfulness training has many benefits, but designing programs to reach a wide audience effectively and efficiently remains a challenge. The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of a widely adopted workplace mindfulness program on the mindfulness, active listening skill, emotional intelligence, and burnout of employees in a large, multinational internet company. The study sample in...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 10, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Norian A. Caporale-Berkowitz Brittany P. Boyer Christopher J. Lyddy Darren J. Good Aaron B. Rochlen Michael C. Parent Source Type: research

Line managers' middle-levelness and driving proactive behaviors in organizational interventions
Eyvind Helland, Marit Christensen, Siw Tone Innstrand, Karina Nielsen International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.577-592 This paper explores line managers' proactive work behaviors in organizational interventions and ascertains how their management of their middle-levelness by aligning with the intervention, or not, influences their proactive work behaviors. The authors’ findings are based on thematic analysis of 20 semi-structured interviews of university heads of departments responsible for managing organizational interventions. The authors found that line mana...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 6, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Eyvind Helland Marit Christensen Siw Tone Innstrand Karina Nielsen Source Type: research

Association of individual and device usage factors with musculoskeletal disorders amongst handheld devices users during homestay due to pandemic
Rahul Jain, Kunj Bihari Rana, Makkhan Lal Meena International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.605-619 The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading in India and different parts of the world. The outbreak delivered not only the condition of dying from infection but also forced people (especially office workers and students) to perform all working (office work, classes, assignments, etc.) and non-working activities (leisure activities such as social media, gaming, etc.) at home using handheld devices (HHDs). In this situation, HHD usage for longer durations is mainly responsible for work-re...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - August 3, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rahul Jain Kunj Bihari Rana Makkhan Lal Meena Source Type: research

Work-related technoference at home and feelings of work spillover, overload, life satisfaction and job satisfaction
This study examines technoference and phubbing due to work while at home, as opposed to focusing on the at-work context. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - July 29, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Brandon T. McDaniel Kimberly O'Connor Michelle Drouin Source Type: research

Dark triad and situational variables and their relationship to career success and counterproductive work behaviors among employees in Turkey
This study contributes to examining career success as a dependent variable in addition to CWB. The findings showed that situational variables are related to career success, and DTP is related to CWB. This finding has both conceptual and practical implications. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - July 27, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Aaron Cohen Emrah Özsoy Source Type: research

The moderating effect of person –organization fit on the relationship between job stress and deviant behaviors of frontline employees
This study introduces the moderating effect of P-O fit on the relationship between job stress and frontline employees' deviant behaviors, which has not been revealed in previous studies. It provides an understanding of the importance of considering the compatibility between individual and organizational values as one of the company's efforts to reduce stressed employees' responses by engaging in workplace deviance. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - July 27, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Marliana Junaedi Fenika Wulani Source Type: research

Financing employee healthcare: fusing the preferences of employees in decision-making
This study aims to explore the correlations of employee preferences for health care schemes and evaluated the cost implications of each of the available Schemes. The study applied a multinomial probit analysis on cross-sectional data from Taita Taveta University (TTU) in Kenya's coastal region. Cost-benefit analysis was used to rank alternative healthcare schemes. For triangulation of information, individual interviews were supplemented with key informant interviews. Two sets of factors, personal attributes of employees and the attributes of the health care provider, were found to drive employee preferences for healt...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - July 5, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: George Ouma Ochieng'a Maurice Ogada Source Type: research

Employer perspectives concerning the self-management support needs of workers with long-term health conditions
This study highlights that employer self-management support is not provided to workers with long-term conditions in a purposeful way. Workplace support depends on an employer knowing what needs to be supported which, in turn, depends on aspects of disclosure, stigma, work demands and line management. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sally Hemming Hilary McDermott Fehmidah Munir Kim Burton Source Type: research

A mixed-method approach to tailor the implementation of a participatory Total Worker Health program
Suzanne Nobrega, Cesar Morocho, Michelle M. Robertson, Alicia Kurowski, Serena Rice, Robert A. Henning, Laura Punnett International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp.- Total Worker Health® (TWH) programs, which represent a holistic approach for advancing worker safety, health and well-being, require an employer to adapt programmatic coordination and employee involvement in program design and delivery. Organizational readiness for such measures requires competencies in leadership, communication, subject expertise and worker participation. In the absenc...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 10, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Suzanne Nobrega Cesar Morocho Michelle M. Robertson Alicia Kurowski Serena Rice Robert A. Henning Laura Punnett Source Type: research

Work from home: Indonesian employees' mental well-being and productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study may contribute to the implication of current mandatory WFH on mental well-being and productivity. Further studies need to address the representativeness and generalizability issues as well as incorporating potential stressors. Organizations may adopt WFH as a future working arrangement and identify the individual and occupational characteristics that provide the most impacts on productivity. It is also necessary for them to develop proper strategies to mitigate the psychological risks and overcome the WFH challenges. There is still a lack of studies investigating the relationship between simultaneous effec...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 25, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Auditya Purwandini Sutarto Shanti Wardaningsih Wika Harisa Putri Source Type: research

Task performance and occupational health and safety management systems in the garment industry of Bangladesh
This study investigates the relationship between individual task performance of garment workers and occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) in the garment industry of Bangladesh. Following a quantitative research approach and using a four-stage cluster sampling technique, data collected from 610 workers of twelve garments supplier factories using a structured questionnaire. Mean, standard deviation, correlation and stepwise multiple regressions performed to understand the relationship between task performance and OHSMS. The study results demonstrate that occupational health and safety (OHS) policy, ...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 24, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Imranul Hoque Md. Shahinuzzaman Source Type: research

Beyond workaholism: differences between heavy work investment (HWI) subtypes in well-being and health-related outcomes
This study addressed both long hours and high effort invested in work, and both dispositional and situational heavy work investors. A possible implication of this study is that when job applicants have similar human capital profiles, organizations should consider recruitment of work-devoted individuals for demanding jobs. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 21, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Raphael Snir Itzhak Harpaz Source Type: research

Worker health in formal electronic waste recycling plants
This article explores the protective measures and the occupational health and safety (OHS) prevention strategies in place in the formal electronic equipment recycling (e-recycling) industry, more specifically in the Greater Montreal area (Quebec, Canada) and their consequences: health inequalities and level of compliance with environmental standards. Semi-structured interviews were conducted using two respondent-specific questionnaires, one for workers and one for supervisors. Data collection and analytic procedures drew from qualitative content analysis. It was tempted to identify differences in OHS practices in relati...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 14, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Daniel C ôté Sylvie Gravel St éphanie Gladu Bouchra Bakhiyi Sabrina Gravel Source Type: research

Show you the money – firms investing in worker safety have better financial performance: insights from a mapping review
This study aims to (1) investigate the association between companies' investment in occupational safety and their financial performance and (2) discuss the importance of occupational safety to overall performance. Occupational safety is often considered to be a practice that can yield suboptimal return on investment. However, it is not known whether this belief is substantiated by evidence. A mapping review of the eligible research literature (N = 36) regarding firms' investment in occupational safety and their financial performance, published between 1945 and2018, was carried out in the Web of Science databas...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 11, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Saymon Ricardo de Oliveira Sousa Cristiane Melchior Wesley Vieira Da Silva Roselaine Ruviaro Zanini Zhaohui Su Claudimar Pereira da Veiga Source Type: research

Emotional intelligence and perceived organizational support as predictors of emotional exhaustion among nurses and midwives
Joshua King Safo Lartey, Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah, Joseph Osafo International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp.261-273 Navigating the physical and emotional conditions of patients on daily basis can be emotionally exhaustive, requiring health professional to regulate their emotions in order to provide quality healthcare. The present study set out to examine the consequential effect of emotional intelligence and perceived organizational support (POS) on emotional exhaustion of nurses and midwives in the Ghanaian context. The study also examined the effects of age and cadres of nursi...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - April 2, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Joshua King Safo Lartey Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah Joseph Osafo Source Type: research

Construction disability management maturity model: case study within the Manitoban construction industry
This study involved developing the construction disability management maturity model (CDM3) to assess the maturity of disability management (DM) practices in construction organisations. In its current form, the model assessed twelve indicators using a series of questions representing relevant best practices for each indicator and five different maturity levels. An analytical hierarchical process was conducted using eight construction and DM experts to determine the weights of importance of these different indicators. The model was then applied to evaluate ten construction companies in Manitoba, Canada. The results re...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - March 31, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rhoda Ansah Quaigrain Mohamed Hassan Issa Source Type: research

Electronic recycling plants: human resources and OHS management case studies
This article will attempt to answer these questions. As part of a toxicological study carried out on five companies, samples were taken from employees (n = 100) and their working environment. Among them, 26 workers and six managers also participated in interviews on the management of OHS preventive practices. This article presents analyses of the recruitment strategies for these workers and the management of preventive measures. The main findings were that preventive practices vary according to the company's social mission and recruitment strategy. OHS preventive practices vary among the companies, even tho...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - March 9, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sylvie Gravel Daniel C ôté St éphanie Gladu France Labr èche Sabrina Gravel Bouchra Bakhiyi Joseph Zayed Source Type: research

Factors influencing the implementation of workplace health promotion in companies in rural areas
Luisa Hente, Torsten Schlesinger International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.242-259 Workplace health promotion (WHP) is becoming increasingly important due to the ageing workforce and a shortage of skilled workers. Nevertheless, too few companies have reacted to the demographic change and introduced health-promoting measures. This paper aims to identify which factors influence the implementation of WHP, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural areas. 253 companies in a rural area in the federal state of Saxony (Germany) were surveyed using a standa...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - March 9, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Luisa Hente Torsten Schlesinger Source Type: research

Work –family enrichment: an integrative review
Work–family enrichment: an integrative review Monika Agrawal, Ritika Mahajan International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.217-241 The purpose of this study is to provide an integrative review of work–family enrichment literature. The study is based upon 206 peer-reviewed papers derived from systematic search in the Scopus database. The review ascertains its relevance by analyzing the publication trends, research designs, data analysis techniques, sample characteristics, measures and findings of selected articles. The study notes a rising trend of publication a...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 25, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Monika Agrawal Ritika Mahajan Source Type: research

Sandwich or long lunch? Lack of time and attendance of food outlets by French workers
This study explores the relation between workers' choices of food outlets for lunch during the workday and their time constraints. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 1,132 French wage-earners in order to identify the dimensions indicative of lack of time among workers and to examine their associations with the likelihood of different food outlet choices. Exploratory factor analysis revealed four dimensions indicative of lack of time. Binary logistic regressions revealed that each dimension was linked to at least one food outlet choice. This research suggests that the dietary practices of workers are associa...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 25, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Camille Massey Damien Br émaud Laure Saulais Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial of an app-delivered mindfulness program among university employees: effects on stress and work-related outcomes
R. Michelle Rich, Jane Ogden, Linda Morison International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.201-216 The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact on stress and work-related outcomes of an app-delivered mindfulness-based program (MBP; Headspace®) offered to employees in a UK higher education (HE) institution. Using a randomized waitlist control trial design, participants were randomly allocated to be offered a mindfulness-based program (MBP) immediately for 2 months or after a waiting list period of 2 months (WLC). Data were analyzed using Intention to Treat (ITT; MBP...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: R. Michelle Rich Jane Ogden Linda Morison Source Type: research

Developing competent public hospital managers: a qualitative study from Iran
Edris Kakemam, Ali Janati, Bahram Mohaghegh, Masoumeh Gholizadeh, Zhanming Liang International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.149-163 Hospitals need highly trained and competent managers to be responsible for the strategic development, overall operation and service provision. The identification and confirmation of core management competency requirements is a fundamental first step towards developing the competent management workforce for sustainable hospital service provision. This paper reports on the finding of a recent study focusing on identifying managerial competencies r...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 8, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Edris Kakemam Ali Janati Bahram Mohaghegh Masoumeh Gholizadeh Zhanming Liang Source Type: research

Cultural influences on burnout: a Swedish –American comparison
This study investigated whether people in the US experience burnout differently than people in Sweden. The relationship between demands and burnout was hypothesized to be mediated by perceived stress, role conflict and role ambiguity. Country was hypothesized to moderate these relationships. Data collected through surveys from Swedish and American participants were analyzed using a process macro model. The results showed demands as positively related to burnout. This relationship was mediated by perceived stress and the mediation was moderated by country with a stronger effect for Swedes. The relationship between dem...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 2, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Gina G. Barker Fred Volk Clay Peters Source Type: research

Online resources supporting workers with chronic episodic disabilities: an environmental scan
Dwayne Van Eerd, Julie Bowring, Arif Jetha, F. Curtis Breslin, Monique A.M. Gignac International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp.129-148 The purpose of this research was to conduct an environmental scan describing publicly available resources focussed on working with an episodic disability and providing information and advice about communication and accommodation to support working people living with episodic disabilities. The authors conducted an environmental scan of English language, freely available, online resources relevant to episodic disabilities in the workplace. Th...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - December 18, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dwayne Van Eerd Julie Bowring Arif Jetha F. Curtis Breslin Monique A.M. Gignac Source Type: research

Success factors in workplace bullying interventions
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the critical success factors (CSFs) required for the successful implementation of 11 workplace bullying interventions listed in a taxonomy of workplace bullying interventions. Design/methodology/approach A Delphi approach was used to gather commentary from 51 subject matter experts (SMXs) on factors that contribute to successful implementation of workplace bullying interventions. Findings A deductive approach to thematic analysis revealed that organisational infrastructure, commitment and engagement of mana...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Self-reported Non-Specific Neck Pain (NSNP) is associated with presenteeism and biopsychosocial factors among office workers
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between self-reported non-specific neck pain (NSNP) with presenteeism and biopsychosocial factors in office workers. Design/methodology/approach This cross-sectional study was conducted on office workers (n=119) from four workplaces in Sydney, Australia. Data were collected using online questionnaires comprising the Neck Pain and Disability Scale, Neck Bournemouth Index and Stanford Presenteeism Scale 6. Psychosocial factors were explored given their etiological and maintenance roles in mus...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Retention of medical doctors and nurses in rural areas of Odisha state, India – a policy analysis
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose Retention of medical doctors and nurses in remote and rural areas is a key issue in India. The purpose of this paper is to assess the relevant policies and provisions with respect to health care professionals, aiming to develop feasible retention strategies in rural areas of Odisha state of India. Design/methodology/approach The study employed documentary review and key informant interviews with policy elites (health planners, policy maker, researchers, etc.). The document review included published and unpublished reports, policy notifications an...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Success factors in workplace bullying interventions
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the critical success factors (CSFs) required for the successful implementation of 11 workplace bullying interventions listed in a taxonomy of workplace bullying interventions. Design/methodology/approach A Delphi approach was used to gather commentary from 51 subject matter experts (SMXs) on factors that contribute to successful implementation of workplace bullying interventions. Findings A deductive approach to thematic analysis revealed that organisational infrastructure, commitment and engagement of mana...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Self-reported Non-Specific Neck Pain (NSNP) is associated with presenteeism and biopsychosocial factors among office workers
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between self-reported non-specific neck pain (NSNP) with presenteeism and biopsychosocial factors in office workers. Design/methodology/approach This cross-sectional study was conducted on office workers (n=119) from four workplaces in Sydney, Australia. Data were collected using online questionnaires comprising the Neck Pain and Disability Scale, Neck Bournemouth Index and Stanford Presenteeism Scale 6. Psychosocial factors were explored given their etiological and maintenance roles in mus...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Retention of medical doctors and nurses in rural areas of Odisha state, India – a policy analysis
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose Retention of medical doctors and nurses in remote and rural areas is a key issue in India. The purpose of this paper is to assess the relevant policies and provisions with respect to health care professionals, aiming to develop feasible retention strategies in rural areas of Odisha state of India. Design/methodology/approach The study employed documentary review and key informant interviews with policy elites (health planners, policy maker, researchers, etc.). The document review included published and unpublished reports, policy notifications an...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - June 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Whether the industrial workers of slums have access to job insurance?
This study provides a significant insight to the policymakers concerning health dynamics of the slum dwellers, which can improve t heir livelihood. Originality/value The analysis of the industry-specific risk intensities with accessibility to insurance contributes to understanding the coverage of the insurance scheme for the workers in slums. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 14, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The second victims ’ experience and related factors among medical staff
This study outlines the prevalence, the most psychological and physical symptoms, and the demographic and occupation al factors associated with the second victim phenomenon in medical staff. Also, the most important strategies for coping with this phenomenon are prioritized from the perspective of medical staff. (Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management)
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Exploring links between witnessed and instigated workplace incivility
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how witnessing workplace incivility from coworkers and supervisors relates to instigating incivility toward others. A further aim was to investigate if witnessed incivility is indirectly related to instigated incivility via perceived stress and low job satisfaction. An additional aim was to study if control, social support and job embeddedness moderate the relationships between witnessed and instigated incivility. Design/methodology/approach A total of 978 individuals, sourced from a Swedish trade union, co...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - May 2, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Relationships between psychological contract violation, stress and well-being in firefighters
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose Negative emotions resulting from the broken promises by the organisation or employers, as perceived by an employee are called psychological contract (PC) violation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between perceived feelings of violation, work-related stress, anxiety and depression. Fairness and self-efficacy are used as mediators to understand the underlying mechanism of associations. Design/methodology/approach In total, 97 firefighters completed an online-survey and structural equation modelling was used to examine the...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - April 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Constructing better health and wellbeing? Understanding structural constraints on promoting health and wellbeing in the UK construction industry
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The construction industry has high rates of work-related ill health. Whilst there have been more recent calls for a “health like safety” narrative within the industry, health has still predominantly been viewed via health risks rather than a more holistic conceptualisation of health and well-being. The workplace is viewed as a fruitful site for health promotion work, yet we know little about the possibilities and promise of health promotion within the construction industry. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/ap...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - April 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Relationships between psychological contract violation, stress and well-being in firefighters
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose Negative emotions resulting from the broken promises by the organisation or employers, as perceived by an employee are called psychological contract (PC) violation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between perceived feelings of violation, work-related stress, anxiety and depression. Fairness and self-efficacy are used as mediators to understand the underlying mechanism of associations. Design/methodology/approach In total, 97 firefighters completed an online-survey and structural equation modelling was used to examine the...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - April 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Constructing better health and wellbeing? Understanding structural constraints on promoting health and wellbeing in the UK construction industry
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The construction industry has high rates of work-related ill health. Whilst there have been more recent calls for a “health like safety” narrative within the industry, health has still predominantly been viewed via health risks rather than a more holistic conceptualisation of health and well-being. The workplace is viewed as a fruitful site for health promotion work, yet we know little about the possibilities and promise of health promotion within the construction industry. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/ap...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - April 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Gain cycles in healthcare workers: the role of job resources and hardy personality
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The association between resources and work engagement has been well-established among different occupational groups. The purpose of this paper is to go one step further through the investigation of the relationship between personal (i.e. hardy personality) and job-related (i.e. opportunity for learning and development) resources and work engagement in the long run. Design/methodology/approach A two-wave longitudinal study was conducted on a sample of healthcare professionals working in a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation hospital locate...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Stress and neurocognitive efficiency in managerial contexts
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the potential of an innovative technology-mediated mental training protocol for the empowerment of stress management and neurocognitive efficiency in highly stressful professional contexts, with people who occupy top management positions. The innovative protocol specifically combines mindfulness practice and a wearable neurofeedback system managed via smartphone. Design/methodology/approach The longitudinal research included pre- and post-training assessment steps in order to test training effects with respect...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Gain cycles in healthcare workers: the role of job resources and hardy personality
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The association between resources and work engagement has been well-established among different occupational groups. The purpose of this paper is to go one step further through the investigation of the relationship between personal (i.e. hardy personality) and job-related (i.e. opportunity for learning and development) resources and work engagement in the long run. Design/methodology/approach A two-wave longitudinal study was conducted on a sample of healthcare professionals working in a spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation hospital locate...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Stress and neurocognitive efficiency in managerial contexts
International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to test the potential of an innovative technology-mediated mental training protocol for the empowerment of stress management and neurocognitive efficiency in highly stressful professional contexts, with people who occupy top management positions. The innovative protocol specifically combines mindfulness practice and a wearable neurofeedback system managed via smartphone. Design/methodology/approach The longitudinal research included pre- and post-training assessment steps in order to test training effects with respect...
Source: International Journal of Workplace Health Management - February 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research