Johansson et al (1978)

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  • Johansson et al (1978)
    • Natural experiment/ cause and effect  may not have been established.
  • aim: to investigate the effect of repetitiveness, high demand and lack of control on levels of stress at work
    • Johansson et al (1978)
      • Natural experiment/ cause and effect  may not have been established.
  • the people in the high  stress group had higher  levels of stress hormones whilst at work than those in the low stress group, and their levels of illness and absenteeism were also higher.
    • 14 employees in a swedish sawmill were studied.  Their work was highly  repetitive and they  had no control over the  pace  at which their work was carried  out. they were compared with a group of group of 10 low stress workers who had more control over their workload.
      • aim: to investigate the effect of repetitiveness, high demand and lack of control on levels of stress at work
      • Repetitiveness, high demand and lack of control were linked to higher levels of stress, which increased illness and absenteeism
    • Repetitiveness, high demand and lack of control were linked to higher levels of stress, which increased illness and absenteeism
    • small sample

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