A1 Journal article (refereed)
Bending Work Time : Curvilinear Relationship Between Working Time Dimensions and Psychological and Somatic Symptoms (2019)


Tanskanen, Jussi (2019). Bending Work Time : Curvilinear Relationship Between Working Time Dimensions and Psychological and Somatic Symptoms. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62 (4), 253-259. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001787


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Tanskanen, Jussi

Journal or series: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ISSN: 1076-2752

eISSN: 1536-5948

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 62

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 253-259

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001787

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66553


Abstract

Objectives Study examines the curvilinear associations of working time dimensions
(working hours, time pressure, work schedules, and control of work time and pace) on
psychological and somatic symptoms.
Methods Representative Finnish Quality-of-Work-Life Surveys conducted in 2003, 2008 and
2013 were restricted to those (N=11,165) regularly working over 10h/week with more than
one-year tenure in their job. Generalised additive models were utilised in analysis.
Results Working hours had U-shaped relationships with psychosomatic symptoms, while
time pressure had a threshold effect. Work pace control had linear effect. The effects of work
time control and work schedules were insignificant. There were interaction effects between
working time dimensions.
Conclusions Organisations should acknowledge the dynamics of working time dimensions.
Notably, time pressure has a hazardous relation to psychosomatic symptoms, but working
pace control can buffer the negative effect.


Keywords: working hours; time management; hurry; work burden; psychosomatics; symptoms

Free keywords: working hours; time pressure; work schedules; work time control; work pace control; psychological symptoms; somatic symptoms; curvilinear; general additive model


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Reporting Year: 2020

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