Table 2

Experienced organisational change during the merger by demographic, health-related and psychosocial characteristics in the Still Working Study

PredictorsSituation during the mergerp Value
Improved, N (%)Unaltered, N (%)Worsened, N (%)
Demographic characteristics (time 3)
 Age<0.001
  <50995 (69)2408 (63)732 (60)
  50 or older457 (31)1433 (37)486 (40)
 Gender0.007
  Female295 (20)929 (24)266 (22)
  Male1157 (80)2912 (76)952 (78)
 Occupational status<0.001
  Non-manual812 (59)2527 (66)715 (59)
  Manual640 (41)1314 (34)503 (41)
 Marital status0.072
  Non-married503 (35)1371 (36)391 (32)
  Married949 (65)2470 (64)827 (68)
Health measures (time 2)
 Self-rated health<0.001
  Bad18 (2)91 (4)50 (6)
  Good or average797 (98)2373 (96)767 (94)
 Chronic disease0.001
  No670 (82)1921 (78)610 (75)
  Yes145 (18)543 (22)207 (25)
 Self-reported psychiatric morbidity<0.001
  Low100 (12)535 (22)246 (30)
  High715 (88)1949 (78)571 (70)
Psychosocial measures (time 2)
 Skill discretion at work<0.001
  Low182 (22)795 (32)242 (30)
  Intermediate288 (35)935 (38)292 (36)
  High345 (42)734 (30)283 (35)
 Decision authority at work<0.001
  Low176 (22)788 (32)275 (34)
  Intermediate253 (31)871 (35)266 (33)
  High386 (47)805 (33)276 (34)
 Sense of coherence<0.001
  Low151 (19)748 (30)336 (41)
  Intermediate254 (31)846 (34)261 (32)
  High410 (50)870 (35)220 (27)