The influence of and change in procedural justice on self-rated health trajectories: Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health results

Leineweber, Constanze, Eib, Constanze, Paraskevi, Peristera and Bernhard-Oettel, Claudia (2016) The influence of and change in procedural justice on self-rated health trajectories: Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health results. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 42 (4). pp. 320-328. ISSN 0355-3140

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    Abstract

    Objectives: Procedural justice perceptions are shown to be associated with minor psychiatric disorders, long sickness absence spells and poor self-rated health, but previous studies have rarely considered how changes in procedural justice influence changes in health. Methods: Data from four consecutive biennial waves of the Swedish Longitudinal Survey of Health (SLOSH) study (N=5,854) were used to examine trajectories of self-rated health. Adjusting for age, sex, socioeconomic position, and marital status, we study the predictive power of change in procedural justice perceptions using individual growth curve models within a multilevel framework. Results: The results show that self-rated health trajectories slowly decline over time. The rate of change was influenced by age and sex, with older people and women showing a slower rate of change in self-rated health. After adjusting for age, sex, socioeconomic position, and marital status, procedural justice was significantly associated with self-rated health. Also, improvements in procedural justice were associated with improvements in self-rated health. Additionally, a reverse relationship with self-rated health and change in self-rated health predicting procedural justice was found. Conclusions: Our findings support the idea that procedural justice at work is a crucial aspect of the psychosocial work environment and that changes towards more procedural justice could influence self-rated health positively. The reciprocal association of procedural justice and self-rated health warrants further research.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational justice,procedural justice,psychosocial work environment,repeated measurement ,self-rated health,self-rated health trajectory,swedish longitudinal occupational survey of health
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 12:00
    Last Modified: 23 Nov 2018 01:02
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58528
    DOI: 10.5271/sjweh.3565

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