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Malin Lohela Karlsson
The relationship between psychosocial work factors, employee health and organisational production – a systematic review
(), Christina Björklund
() and Irene Jensen
Abstract: The aim of this systematic review is to establish the
research evidence of the relationship between the psychosocial work
environment and employee health and its impact on organisational
production. Searches in several databases were performed in September 2009.
Previously known studies were also included. A total of 17 studies were
identified using these methods. Study quality was evaluated using the EPHPP
quality assessment tool. We found limited evidence that psychosocial work
factors and employee health are predictors of production loss. The evidence
was clearest with regard to job strain and musculoskeletal pain. Although
there was some evidence for the impact of psychosocial work factors and the
health of employees on self-rated performance, there was no evidence for
any specific factors or health problems. The research into how psychosocial
work factors and employee health affect organisational production still
suffers from the fact that there are only few and low-quality studies.
Longitudinal studies that evaluate the factors that create healthy
organisations are needed.
Keywords: Evidence-based; organisational production; psychosocial factors; working conditions; healthy organisations; healthy workplaces; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I12; I15; J28; J81; L25; M12; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, April 16, 2012
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