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

Campbell, Tom; Westbury, Tony; Davison, Richard; Florida-James, Geraint

Authors

Richard Davison



Abstract

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

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 38th Annual Conferenec of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society.
Start Date Jul 5, 2017
End Date Jul 7, 2017
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2017
Keywords Psychosocial, workplace, characteristrics,
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/958238