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The relationship between schedule influence, schedule satisfaction and work-related outcomes within Swedish elder care

Authors
  • Björk, Josefin
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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English
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Green
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Abstract

The thesis aimed to investigate the relationship between influence over scheduling and schedule satisfaction with three central factors within the psychosocial work environment within the elder care sector: quality of work, work-life conflict and intention to quit. The JD-R model was used as theoretical approach as it provides a framework of the relationship between different work factors, characteristics, health and wellbeing, as well as a context to the different factors in the scope of the thesis. A survey was distributed among workers within the elder care sector in collaboration with a union (n=1202) and statistical analyses were made, establishing correlations between the different variables with the use of Pearson Correlation Coefficient as well as multiple linear regression analyses. The results revealed that higher degrees of influence over scheduling were associated with higher degrees of schedule satisfaction, and both variables were positively related with quality of work and negatively related with work-life conflict and intention to quit. To conclude, relatively strong relationships were found between the factors indicating that influence on scheduling and specifically schedule satisfaction are important factors associated with quality of work, work-life conflict and intention to quit within Swedish elder care. 

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