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Rantakeisu, Ulla
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Ede, L. & Rantakeisu, U. (2015). Gränslöst arbete? Flexibel arbetstid i äldreomsorgen. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 21(4), 54-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gränslöst arbete? Flexibel arbetstid i äldreomsorgen
2015 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 54-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Rätten till heltid stöds av politiker och arbetsmarknadens parter för att undanröja det omfattande och ofrivilliga deltidsarbetet för äldreomsorgens personal. Arbetstidsmodeller med inslag av flexibel arbetstid möjliggör detta utan ökade kostnader för arbetsgivaren. För personalen innebär det att delar av såväl arbetstid som arbetsplats blir oförutsägbara. I studien analyseras följderna av denna omvandling ur arbetstagarperspektiv. Resultatet visar att priset för heltid är en organiserad osäkerhet med försämrade och oönskade arbetsvillkor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2015
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41168 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Ede, L. & Rantakeisu, U. (2015). Managing Organized Insecurity: The Consequences for Care Workers of Deregulated Working Conditions in Elderly Care. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(2), 55-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing Organized Insecurity: The Consequences for Care Workers of Deregulated Working Conditions in Elderly Care
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 55-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Part-time work is more than twice as common among women than men in Sweden. New ways of organizing working hours to allow for more full-time jobs have been introduced for care workers in elderly care, which means unscheduled working hours based on the needs of the workplace. The aim of the study is to analyze how the organization of the unscheduled working hours affect employees' daily lives and their possibility to provide care. The Classic Grounded Theory method was used in a secondary analysis of interviews with employees and managers in Swedish municipal elderly care. The implementation of unscheduled working hours plunged employees into a situation of managing organized insecurity. This main concern for the care workers involved a cyclic process of first having to be available for work because of economic and social obligations to the employer and the co-workers, despite sacrifices in the private sphere. Then, they had to be adaptable in relation to unknown clients and co-workers and to the employer, which means reduced possibilities to provide good care. Full-time jobs were thus created through requiring permanent staff to be flexible, which in effect meant eroded working conditions with high demands on employee adaptability. Solving the part-time problem in elderly care by introducing unscheduled working hours may in effect be counter-productive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roskilde Universitetsforlag, 2015
Keywords
Care work, deregulation, elderly care, employee, flexibility, organized insecurity, working conditions, working hours
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63479 (URN)000360070100005 ()
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U., Rystedt, I. & Starrin, B. (2014). Economic and social insjustice and its relationships to psychological wellbeing, happiness and shame.. In: : . Paper presented at The 4th European Conference of Social Work Research, 15-17 April, Bolzano, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economic and social insjustice and its relationships to psychological wellbeing, happiness and shame.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34378 (URN)
Conference
The 4th European Conference of Social Work Research, 15-17 April, Bolzano, Italy
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-15 Last updated: 2014-11-07Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Arbetslösa unga möter en välfärdsinstitution - om emotioner och institutionell exclusion (1ed.). In: Karlssson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U (Ed.), Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap: (pp. 129-150). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetslösa unga möter en välfärdsinstitution - om emotioner och institutionell exclusion
2013 (Swedish)In: Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap / [ed] Karlssson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2013, 1, p. 129-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology Psychology
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29864 (URN)978-91-44-07717-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2020-04-16Bibliographically approved
Brandheim, S., Starrin, B. & Rantakeisu, U. (2013). BMI and psychological distress in 68, 000 Swedish adults: A weak association when controlling for an age-gender combination. BMC Public Health, 13, 68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>BMI and psychological distress in 68, 000 Swedish adults: A weak association when controlling for an age-gender combination
2013 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 13, p. 68-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Study results concerning associations between body mass index (BMI) and psychological distress are conflicting. The purpose of this study was to describe the shape of the association between BMI and psychological distress in a large sample of Swedish adults.

 

Methods

Data was measured with the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), in 68,311 adults aged 18–74. Self-reported data was derived from a merger of the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Life and Health (Liv och Hälsa) questionnaires focusing general health and living conditions. Logistic regression analysis was used to describe the association between BMI and psychological distress when controlled for age and gender in combination.

 

Results

Women reported an overall higher psychological distress than men. A significant pattern of decreasing psychological distress with increasing age emerged among women in all BMI categories. Trends of this same pattern showed for men. Small or no differences were seen in psychological distress between those in normal weight, overweight, and obesity I categories (among women: 20.4 %, 18.4 %, 20.5 %; among men: 12.8 %, 11.2 %, 12.9 %). For both genders, any notable increase in psychological distress appeared first in the obesity II category (among women: 27.2 %. Among men: 17.8 %).

 

Conclusions

Our results raise questions concerning cultural norms regarding body norms. Does aging increase norm resistance while youth increases norm sensitivity, especially among women? The finding that psychological distress indifference between normal weight and overweight also included the obesity I category should be a point of departure in a search for important cut-off points in the BMI/ psychological distress association.

 

Results

Women reported an overall higher psychological distress than men. A significant pattern of decreasing psychological distress with increasing age emerged among women in all BMI categories. Trends of this same pattern showed for men. Small or no differences were seen in psychological distress between those in normal weight, overweight, and obesity I categories. For both genders, any notable increase in psychological distress appeared first in the obesity II category.

 

Conclusions

Our results raise questions concerning cultural norms regarding body norms. Does aging increase norm resistance while youth increases norm sensitivity, especially among women? The finding that psychological distress indifference between normal weight and overweight also included the obesity I category should be a point of departure in a search for important cut-off points in the BMI/ psychological distress association.

Keywords
BMI, Psychological distress, GHQ-12, Gender, Age
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16009 (URN)10.1186/1471-2458-13-68 (DOI)000314766500001 ()23347701 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2012-11-30 Last updated: 2020-01-17Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Hårda tider - inledning (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv: (pp. 11-15). Lund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hårda tider - inledning
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund, 2013, 1, p. 11-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology Economics and Business
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29837 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2020-04-21Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Om moralism, individualism och konsumism i finanskrisens spår (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv.: (pp. 83-106). Lund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om moralism, individualism och konsumism i finanskrisens spår
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv. / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund, 2013, 1, p. 83-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29862 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2020-04-30Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. & Kalander Blomqvist, M. (2013). Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord? En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin B, Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv (pp. 67-82). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord? En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin B, Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013, 1, p. 67-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29860 (URN)9789144095226 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. & Kalander Blomqvist, M. (2013). Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord?: En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B , Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist. M (Ed.), Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv (pp. 67-81). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord?: En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B , Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist. M, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2013, 1, p. 67-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29838 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2020-05-04Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U., Kuusela, K. & Karlsson, L. B. (2013). Social class, gender and emotions - Institutitonal  exclusion at the employment office. In: Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices: . Paper presented at The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, 22-22 March 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social class, gender and emotions - Institutitonal  exclusion at the employment office
2013 (English)In: Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29877 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, 22-22 March 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved
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