Office-type in Relation to Health, Well-being and Job Satisfaction Among Employees
2008 (English)In: Environment and Behavior, ISSN 0013-9165, E-ISSN 1552-390X, Vol. 40, 636-668 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article investigates the hypothesis that office type has an influence on workers’ health status and job satisfaction and 469 employees in seven different types, defined by their unique setup of architectural and functional features, have rated their health status and job satisfaction. Multivariate regression models were used for analysis of these outcomes, with adjustment for age, gender, job rank, and line of business. Both health status and job satisfaction differed between the seven office types. Lowest health status was found in medium-sized and small open plan offices. Best health was among employees in cell offices and flex offices. Workers in these types of offices and in shared room offices also rated the highest job satisfaction. Lowest job satisfaction was in combi offices, followed by medium-sized open plan offices. The differences between employees could possibly be ascribed to variations in architectural and functional features of the office types.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 40, 636-668 p.
employment, health status, modeling, multivariate analysis, regression analysis
Architectural Engineering Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8315DOI: 10.1177/0013916507307459ISI: 000259301500003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-48749115553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8315DiVA: diva2:13604
QC 201009082005-11-022005-11-022010-11-26Bibliographically approved