Eva Torkelson


Organizational change, stress and coping

Eva Torkelson, Associate Professor, and Tuija Muhonen, Professor, Malmö University

Downsizing stress and coping was the focus of a study, financed by the County Council in Skane. The aim of the study was to examine how women and men perceive and cope with stress during organizational change.

A gender perspective on coping and health in a Swedish telecom company

Eva Torkelson, Associate Professor and Tuija Muhonen, Professor, Malmö University

A project of stress, coping, health and gender was financed by AFA (AFA insurance). The project was examining how employees in a telecom company perceive and cope with stress at work and how the coping strategies and health effects are related to gender and managerial level.

Collective and individualistic coping with workplace stress

Eva Torkelson, Associate Professor, Tuija Muhonen, Professor, Malmö University and José Maria Peiró, Professor, Valencia University, Spain

In a project, financed by FAS (The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research), the focus was on stress and coping as collective phenomenon. The objective of the project was to investigate collective stress and coping and the relationship to mental health problems. A further aim was to se how these aspects are related to gender and power positions within the organization.

Workplace incivility as a social process in the organization

Eva Torkelson, Associate Professor, Martin Bäckström, Professor and Kristoffer Holm MSc

The project is financed by FORTE (The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare) and aims at contribute further knowledge about workplace incivility as a social process including the instigators, the targets as well as the bystanders. From the perspective of the instigators the aim is to study aspects that can be seen as antecedents of the process. From a target perspective the focus is on the consequences, in terms of low job satisfaction, well-being and turnover intentions. The aim of the bystander perspective is to see whether those employees who witness workplace incivility may be affected in a negative way and whether they themselves will become prone to participate in the process. A further aim is to study the prevalence of the phenomenon in Sweden and to see if workplace incivility is reported more frequently by specific groups.




Uppdaterad: 2014-07-25


Eva Torkelson
Docent, universitetslektor
Institutionen för psykologi

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