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A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace.

  Purpose: To investigate the effect of acute day-to-day psychosocial work characteristics upon the autonomic and endocrine stress response.
Design: The study employed a single case study design to measure 24 hour ambulatory heart rate variability (HRV), the cortisol awakening response (CAR), and psychosocial work-related factors (demand, workload, positive and negative affect) across 21 measurement days.
Main Findings: The study identified a number of associations between psychosocial factors and autonomic and endocrine responses. Both “prior day’s workload” and “same day negative affect” demonstrated a negative association with the CAR, expressed as area under the curve (r =-.558, p

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    05 July 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    BF Psychology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    155 Differential & developmental psychology

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July). A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace. Paper presented at 38th Annual Conferenec of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society., Hong Kong

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Keywords

Psychosocial, workplace, characteristrics,

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