hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Leadership for a healthy work environment - a question about who, what and how
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2233-9702
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational Health Science and Psychology, Occupational Health Science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7261-3496
2020 (English)In: Leadership in Health Services, ISSN 1751-1879, E-ISSN 1751-1887, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Recruiting and retaining staff to work with elderly people in social care is a global issue. The quality of leadership is considered important because it influences employees’ job satisfaction, job turnover and health. This paper aims to identify leadership that employees in residential elderly care facilities in Sweden consider as contributing towards a healthy work environment.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors interviewed 14 persons employed in facilities organized in different ways. The data from these interviews was analysed using qualitative content analysis..

Findings

The results showed that the employees felt that their health partly depended on the attributes that leaders possessed, what leaders do and how leaders do it. This study confirms that leadership influences the perception of a healthy workplace. It also shows that questions about leadership are complex.

Originality/value

Research about factors that increase health risks is wide-ranging; however, research that examines factors that promote health, especially how leadership influences employees’ well-being, is not as comprehensive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald , 2020. Vol. 34, no 1, p. 1-15
Keywords [en]
Health, leadership, work environment, elderly care, qualitative content analysis
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Health-Promoting Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-34495DOI: 10.1108/LHS-06-2020-0041ISI: 000595773300001PubMedID: 33818972Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85097020583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-34495DiVA, id: diva2:1506313
Available from: 2020-12-03 Created: 2020-12-03 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(228 kB)234 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 228 kBChecksum SHA-512
bd9eed1305900225b3e0396d6a7e3dc00692fa571fd458ec1e42640e0dadbf1197fc38a31a75e923514cec5662c3d95d862995c42c90c5352cf0283a58e6d366
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records

Vidman, ÅsaStrömberg, Annika

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Vidman, ÅsaStrömberg, Annika
By organisation
Social WorkOccupational Health ScienceCentre for Musculoskeletal Research
In the same journal
Leadership in Health Services
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 234 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 451 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf