Title

A randomized controlled pilot trial investigating the impact of a workplace resilience program during a time of significant organizational change

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Rogerson, S, Meir, R, Crowley-McHattan, Z, McEwen, K & Pastoors, R 2016, 'A randomized controlled pilot trial investigating the impact of a workplace resilience program during a time of significant organizational change', Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 329-334.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000677

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a short-term resilience intervention as measured by the Resilience at Work (RAW) scale. A 5-week resilience program was implemented with 28 volunteers and assessed by the 20-item RAW scale. The scale was administered electronically and participants were match paired into either a treatment or control group. Statistical analysis was conducted using a 2 × 2 group (Treatment, control) × time (pre, post) analysis of variance with repeated measures. Postintervention time point RAW total score was significantly greater in the treatment group (P < 0.01) and statistical significance was also achieved for four of the seven subscales. Employee resilience can be improved via specific educational and skills training requiring a total time commitment of just 5 hours, making this intervention feasible for most working environments.