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Effects of supervisor support and coping on shiftwork tolerance


Pisarski, A and Bohle, P, Effects of supervisor support and coping on shiftwork tolerance, Journal of Human Ergology, 30, (1-2) pp. 363-368. ISSN 0300-8134 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00359-009-0496-6


This study examines the effects of supervisor support and coping on work/non-work conflict and health in shiftwork. It describes a model of shiftwork tolerance that is tested on samples from two populations of shiftworkers. The samples--of nurses and ambulance workers--differed by occupation, gender and shift schedule. Quantitative (survey questionnaire) and qualitative methods (in-depth interviews) were used to triangulate results and to yield richer data on psychosocial variables. Structural equation modelling, using EQS, was used to describe the common path relationships observed within both samples of shiftworkers. The results demonstrated important relationships between social support from supervisors, coping strategies, work/non-work conflict and symptoms that transferred robustly between the two populations of 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:138840
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-05-01
Last Modified:2020-05-01

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