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Petter Gustavsson's research group

Motivation, competence and health (MCH)

Petter Gustavssons group conducts research on college students' mental health and study conditions and on the graduate college student's establishment and development on the labor market.

The research group's activity

At present we are working on issues related to the following areas:

  • Student health: Prevalence, development, and consequences
  • Early career stress related illness: Causes, courses and consequences
  • Mindsets: Implications for competence and dedication
  • Working in the health care system: Residency programs and organizationalsocialization
  • The effect of work hours on health, sleep, fatigue and job performance
  • Preventive stress interventions in educational and work setting

Research projects

  • PATH: Prospective Analysis of Teachers Health
  • LANE: Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education

Selected publications

A randomized controlled pilot trial of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for preventing stress-related ill health among future nurses.
Frögéli E, Djordjevic A, Rudman A, Livheim F, Gustavsson P
Anxiety Stress Coping 2016 ;29(2):202-18

A prospective study of nurses' intentions to leave the profession during their first five years of practice in Sweden.
Rudman A, Gustavsson P, Hultell D
Int J Nurs Stud 2014 Apr;51(4):612-24

Neck/shoulder and back pain in new graduatenurses: A growth mixture modeling analysis. International journal of nursing studies.
Lövgren M, Gustavsson P, Melin B, Rudman A
International Journal of Nursing Studies 2014;51;625-639.

Change and stability in subjective well-beingover the transition from higher education to employment.
Lindfors P, Hultell D, Rudman A, Gustavsson P
Personality and Individual Differences 2014;70,188-193.

Early-career burnout among new graduate nurses: a prospective observational study of intra-individual change trajectories.
Rudman A, Gustavsson J
Int J Nurs Stud 2011 Mar;48(3):292-306

A psychometric evaluation of the Scale of Work Engagement and Burnout (SWEBO).
Hultell D, Gustavsson J
Work 2010 ;37(3):261-74

Monitoring the newly qualified nurses in Sweden: the Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study.
Rudman A, Omne-Pontén M, Wallin L, Gustavsson P
Hum Resour Health 2010 Apr;8():10














Group members

Lotta Arborelius

Lecturer senior

Elin Frögéli

PhD student

Ann Rudman

Project manager

Anna Dahlgren

Project manager

Johnmarshall Reeve