Work, family life and recovery: An exploratory study of 'the third shift'

Ulf Ericsson, Pär Pettersson, Leif W. Rydstedt, Elin Ekelund

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Sammanfattning

Using 24-hour narratives as a starting-point, the present study examines conditions for recovery from work. The third shift concept forms the explorative starting point for highlighting the interplay between work, family responsibilities, leisure time and recovery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to explore how the third shift affects possibilities for recovery. METHOD: The material was gathered by group interviews and diaries. Thirty employees participated in the study. Ten participants where women between 30 and 45 years of age with children living at home. RESULTS: Being solely responsible for the third shift reduced the chances of recovery during work-free time. The material showed that women aged 30-45 years had to a greater extent than others the main responsibility in a complex third shift. CONCLUSION: As a precondition for external recovery, this study show how theoretically beneficial the breakdown of the second shift and development of the third shift is for understanding different preconditions and the way they affect the possibility of recovery.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Sidor (från-till)1131-1140
Antal sidor10
TidskriftWork
Volym70
Utgåva4
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2021-dec.-20

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  • Arbetsmedicin och miljömedicin (30303)

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