Teacher’s sleep quality: linked to social job characteristics?

Kottwitz, Maria U.; Gerhardt, Christin; Pereira, Diana; Iseli, Lionel; Elfering, Achim (2018). Teacher’s sleep quality: linked to social job characteristics? Industrial health, 56(1), pp. 53-61. National Institute of Industrial Health. 10.2486/indhealth.2017-0073

[img]
Preview
Text
56_2017-0073.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (CC-BY-NC-ND).

Download (902kB) | Preview

Besides dealing with high workload, being a teacher is challenging with respect to the social context. There is increasing evidence that adverse social job characteristics challenge sleep quality. The current study tests whether restraint sleep quality (defined as worse sleep quality before than during vacation) is related to time-related job stressors, job resources, and social job characteristics. Forty-eight elementary school teachers (42% women) participated both during the last week before and the first week after vacation. Before vacation, teachers were asked for demographics and working conditions with reference to the last 30 d, and sleep quality with reference to the last 7 d. After vacation sleep quality during vacation was assessed and used as reference for working time sleep quality. Results showed mean levels of sleep quality increased during vacation. In teachers with restrained working time sleep quality (38%), experiences of failure at work, social exclusion, and emotional dissonance were more frequent than in teachers with unrestrained working time sleep quality (Ps<0.05). Groups did not differ in time-related stressors, time control and social support from supervisors. Emotion work, social exclusion and individual experience of failure seem to challenge sleep quality in teachers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Gerhardt, Christin and Elfering, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0019-8366

Publisher:

National Institute of Industrial Health.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

02 May 2019 15:52

Last Modified:

02 May 2019 15:52

Publisher DOI:

10.2486/indhealth.2017-0073

PubMed ID:

28804097

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126646

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126646

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback