Chapter 6. The Empowered Organization and Personnel Health

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz3,4 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman5
  1. Töres Theorell1,2

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch6

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Theorell, T. (2006) The Empowered Organization and Personnel Health, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 4

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Box 230, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 2

    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Box 220, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154



  • stress in health and disease;
  • stress at societal level;
  • stress at organizational level;
  • empowered organization;
  • personnel health;
  • work control;
  • evaluate decision latitude;
  • relationship between decision latitude and health;
  • decision latitude and physiological reactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Historical Perspective

  • Concepts Related to Work Control

  • How to Evaluate Decision Latitude?

  • Questionnaires

  • Relationship Between Decision Latitude and Health

  • Decision Latitude and Physiological Reactions

  • What Can Be Done for the Improvement of Decision Latitude?

  • References