A novel study published in the journal Sleep by the Work, Family & Health Networkhas found that when work demands conflict with our personal lives and create stress, the duration, quality and regularity of our sleep may be negatively impacted.
As part of the Work, Family & Health Network study of the impacts of a work-family intervention, nursing home workers who smoke were followed six months after a workplace intervention aimed at reducing work-family conflict was implemented. This WFHN study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The findings of a WFHN study published in Work, Aging and Retirement suggest that Boomer-aged professionals and managers who were given more control over their schedules and increased supervisor support as part of the STAR workplace intervention were more likely to plan on a later retirement from their current job.
According to the findings of a WFHN study published in Social Science & Medicine, long-term care workers who received better work-family support (even if that support facilitated their ability to have a second job to better meet the needs of their families) provided better quality of care to their patients (as measured by number of patient falls, pressure ulcers and injuries).
The workplace intervention STAR (support-transform-achieve-results) aimed at reducing work-family conflict, was found to have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the children of workers in an IT department at a Fortune 500 company. The findings, which are part of the Work, Family & Health Study, are published in the journal Developmental Psychology.
A WFHN paper published in the Journal of Family Psychologyreveals that the younger children of workers in the IT division of a Fortune 500 company had lower bedtime salivary cortisol levels when their parents had higher average knowledge of their daily activities. On days when parents had the most knowledge of their younger offsprings' activities, these children also had lower before-dinner cortisol levels.
A study by WFHN researchers found that yes, on-the-job injuries were linked to an increased risk of both voluntary and involuntary job loss by nursing home workers. The study was published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Data collection in the workplace setting poses unique challenges. In this case study, WFHN researchers share the methods used in the successful implementation of a longitudinal survey in a workplace setting.