The objective of this study was to investigate the self-reported well-being of employees facing organizational change, and the effect of an intervention.
It was a controlled intervention study.
Subjects were allocated to study and control groups, and brief individual counselling was offered to the subjects in the study groups.
Questionnaire measures were administered before and after counselling (a 3-month interval), and non-counselled subjects also completed questionnaires at the same times.
The setting was 15 estate offices in an urban local authority Housing Department.
Subjects comprised the total workforce of the Housing Management division : 193 employees, male and female, aged 22-62 years, facing compulsory competitive tendering between 1994-97.
Main outcome measures were baseline and comparative measures of psychological morbidity, including the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI).
Questionnaire response rates were 72% and 47% on first and second occasions respectively.
The uptake of counselling was 37%. In comparison with (1) the UK norms for the OSI and (2) the norms for a similar occupational group, this group of workers were under more work-related pressure and their self-reported health was markedly poorer.
They were not however at a disadvantage in terms of coping strategies. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Changement organisationnel, Psychologie travail, Bureau, Stress, Homme, Thérapie cognitive, Traitement, Efficacité traitement, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Organizational change, Occupational psychology, Office, Stress, Human, Cognitive therapy, Treatment, Treatment efficiency, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0032207
Code Inist : 002A26L09. Création : 31/05/1999.