Psykosocial arbetsmiljö och stress: En kvalitativ undersökning av den psykosociala arbetsmiljön och uppkomsten av stress hos sjuksköterskor
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Acute stress reaction is getting more common and it is a health problem that keeps growing, 26 000 people were diagnosed during the year of 2014. Out of these people, women working in the healthcare are in particular exposed to the problem. A survey from The Swedish Work Environment Authority (SWEA) shows that half of the employees and employers believe that their work, at some time in the future, is going to lead to stress-related problems. This is one of the reasons why SWEA published new regulations regarding the psychosocial work environment. This thesis is based on Karasek’s demand-control model, Siegrist’s effort-reward-imbalance model and Antonovsky’s theory regarding Sense of Coherence and the aim of this thesis is to investigate female nurses psychosocial work environment and their perception of stress. The research questions are: How do nurses perceive the psychosocial work environment at their workplace? Which factors within the psychosocial work environment creates stress and which factors prevent stress? Which actions can be taken within the psychosocial work environment in order to prevent stress from appearing? To answer these questions nine semi-structured interviews were conducted and then analysed by using thematic analysis. The results show that lack of control and ambiguous work instructions were factors that created stress for the nurses. The collaboration with colleagues and a sense of meaningfulness prevented the appearance of stress.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 17 p.
Social Behaviour Law
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Psykosocial arbetsmiljö, stress, krav-kontroll-stödmodellen, ansträngnings-belöningsmodellen, KASAM
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46904Local ID: 48284bb0-683b-44d2-a7f9-03fc4f2f5b7aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-46904DiVA: diva2:1020220
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160612 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved