Improving the Workplace Experience of Caregiver-Employees: A Time-Series Analysis of a Workplace Intervention Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Background

    Rapid population aging in developed countries has resulted in the working-age population increasingly being tasked with the provision of informal care.

    Methods

    An educational intervention was delivered to 21 carer-employees employed at a Canadian University. Work role function, job security, schedule control, work-family conflict, familywork conflict, and supervisor and coworker support were measured as part of an aggregated workplace experience score. This score was used to measure changes pre/post intervention and at a follow-up period approximately 12 months post intervention. Three random intercept models were created via linear mixed modeling to illustrate changes in participants' workplace experience across time.

    Results

    All three models reported statistically significant random and fixed effects intercepts, with a positive coefficient of change.

    Conclusion

    This suggests that the intervention demonstrated an improvement of the workplace experience score for participants over time, with the association particularly strong immediately after intervention.

publication date

  • September 2021