A new study from the University of Gothenburg shows that
employees experience highly demanding requirements if they are in a poor
psychosocially work environment and therefore, they are likelier to suffer from
The study demonstrated that employees working in
psychosocially poor work environment have little ability to control their work
or not feel sufficiently appreciated for the contributions they make.
Scientists say that, men who do not have heart problems but
who experience poor psychosocial work conditions often have warning signs for
coronary artery disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
values. Mia Soderberg, lead researcher, can also draw the conclusion that these
men more often change jobs, and points out here a difference between women and
"The labor market is no longer dominated by industry, but
work instead deals more and more with knowledge processes and contact with
other people. In work-related illness, we have also seen a shift from a focus
on physical risk factors to a greater need to examine psychosocial factors,"
Mia Soderberg said.