Johansson - Causes of stress, work

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What was the aim of Johansson's study?
To measure the psychological and physiological stress response in 2 categories of employees.
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Describe the method and design of the study
Quasi experiment. Independent measures deign. Self-report and urine measurements used.
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Describe the participants in Johansson's study
24 workers at a Swedish Sawmill. 14 of these in high risk group who had to work at a set pace. 10 were cleaners/maintenance men.
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Describe the procedure
Nicotine/caffeine consumption noted. Daily urine sample given when they arrived at work+4 other times in day. Baseline of catecholamine (adrenaline) taken.Body temp measured. Self-report of mood/alertness,words e.g.efficiency,wellbeing rated on scale
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State findings collected
High risk group adrenaline levels twice as high as baseline, increased through day. Control group peaked at 1.5, decreased through day.From self-report high risk group felt more rushed+irritated.
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Conclusions drawn?
The repetitive, machine-paced work which was demanding in attention to detail contributed to higher stress levels in high-risk group.
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