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Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers


Pisarski, A and Lawrence, SA and Bohle, P and Brook, C, Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers, Applied ergonomics, 39, (5) pp. 550-558. ISSN 0003-6870 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2008.01.005


This study examined organizational factors affecting the impact of shiftwork on work life conflict and subjective health. A model was proposed in which support from supervisors, support from colleagues, and team identity influence time-based work life conflict through two mediating variables: team climate and control over the working environment. Reduced conflict, in turn, produces enhanced psychological well-being and diminished physical symptoms. A structural equation model based on survey data from 530 nurses supported the proposed model. It also identified unpredicted direct links between team identity and physical symptoms, and between supervisor support and both control over the work environment and psychological well-being. The results indicate that organizational interventions focused on social support, team identity, team climate, and control can diminish the negative effects of shiftwork on work life conflict and health in shiftworkers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Workplace safety
UTAS Author:Bohle, P (Professor Philip Bohle)
ID Code:138738
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-04-27
Last Modified:2020-04-27

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