Findings from a WFHN study published in The Gerontologist suggest that professional caregivers (certified nursing assistants, for example) who also take care of their own children, elders and, in some cases, both, experience greater work strain (indicated by emotional exhaustion, job satisfication, turnover intentions, and work climate for family
Two recent studies by WFHN researchers help to illustrate the reciprocal relationship between sleep and the following day's perceived stress levels, and vice versa, how daytime stressors can impact that night's sleep. The studies are published in the Journal of Sleep Research and the
A study by a team of WFHN researchers published in Social Problems reveals that for employees who participated in STAR (a workplace flexibility / supervisor support initiative that was part of the WFHN intervention study) there were lower turnover intentions 12 months later and a reduction in the risk of voluntary turnover over almost three years.
A study (in press in Sleep Health)by the WFHN reveals that those employees (particularly older workers) of an IT company that took part in an intervention study evaluating the effects of increased workplace flexibility and supervisor support experienced better duration and quality of sleep, as measured with wrist actigraphy.
A novel study published in the journal Sleep by the Work, Family & Health Networkhas found that when work demands conflicted with the personal lives of those in the intervention study and created stress, the duration, quality and regularity of the employees' sleep was 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.
Daily stressors impact the mood, physical health and cortisol patterns of adolescents. A WFHN intervention study published in Health Psychology finds that youth who experienced parental warmth were better able to recover from the symptoms of daily stressors.