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

Consequences of early career nurse burnout: A prospective long-term follow-up on cognitive functions, depressive symptoms, and insomnia.

Rudman A, Arborelius L, Dahlgren A, Finnes A, Gustavsson JP.

EClinicalMedicine 2020; 27

Registered Nurses' Evidence-Based Practice Revisited: A Longitudinal Study in Mid-Career.

Rudman A, Bostrom AM, Wallin L, Gustavsson P, Ehrenberg A.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2020; 17(5): 348-55

Konsekvenser av utbrändhet i början av sjuksköterskors arbetsliv för karriärutveckling.

Rudman A, Gustavsson JP.

Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 2020; 97(1): 92-102

Monitoring the newly qualified nurses in Sweden: the Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) study.

Rudman, A., Omne-Ponten, M., Wallin, L., & Gustavsson, P. J.

Human Resources for Health volume 8, Article number: 10 (2010)

Preventing stress-related ill health among newly registered nurses by supporting engagement in proactive behaviors: development and feasibility testing of a behavior change intervention.

Frögéli E, Rudman A, Ljótsson B, Gustavsson P.

Pilot and feasibility studies 2018 4: 28-

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

The relationship between task mastery, role clarity, social acceptance, and stress: An intensive longitudinal study with a sample of newly registered nurses.

Frögéli E, Rudman A, Gustavsson P

International journal of nursing studies 2019 91; 60-69

Quick returns and night work as predictors of sleep quality, fatigue, work-family balance and satisfaction with work hours.

Dahlgren A,  Tucker P,  Gustavsson P,  Rudman A. Quick.

Chronobiology international 2016 33;6 759-67

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

Psychological treatments for return to work in individuals on sickness absence due to common mental disorders or musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials.

Finnes, A., Enebrink, P., Ghaderi, A., Dahl, J., Nager, A., & Öst, L. G. 

International archives of occupational and environmental health 201992(3), 273–293.

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




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Group members

Lotta Arborelius

Ass. professor, lector

Elin Frögéli

Lic. psychologist, postdoc

Ann Rudman

RN, associated professor

Anna Dahlgren

Phd, projectmanager

Marie Söderström

Phd, lic. psychologist

Beatrice Agrenius

LL.M, research assistant, student

Anna Finnes

Lic. psychologist, postdoc