Workplace stressors: workload

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Who did Johansson study?
Sawmill workers
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What did he find?
That the high risk "finishers" had higher illness rates and higher adrenaline levels than a control group of cleaners.
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What mood changes did the "finishers" experience in Johansson's study?
Irritability and lower feelings of wellbeing
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What did Kivimaki find in a meta-analysis?
That of 14 studies on employees with high job strain they were 50% more likely to develop Coronary Heart Disease.
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Criticisms of Kivimaki's study -
Only focused on job strain and ignored other factors that could incur CHD such as long working hours and low social support.
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Issue with work underload -
This can also cause stress if jobs lack creativity or are beneath people's capacities.
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What did Naylor and Malcomson find?
That female and younger teachers reported the worst impact of stress and the lowest coping ability.
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How many in Naylor and Malcomson's study reported health problems related to their work life?
1/3
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What is burnout in terms of workload related stress?
Reactions such as emotional exhaustion due to chronic stress in the workplace.
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