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What is the GOPA study about?

The study examines the effects

of external and internal company

level exposures on the psychosocial

work environment and employee mental

health. In the GOPA study exposures

were reported by managers, and

outcome were reported by employees.

Who participated in the study?

Approximately 600 Danish companies

and 3500 of their employees have

participated with survey response.

Registry data on the companies and all

their employees (approximately 80.000

individuals) was provided by Statistics


What are the main findings?
Globalization in the form of competition and
impact of the financial crisis seem to have a
small, but significant direct and indirect effects
on company management, psychosocial work
environment and mental health.
Further studies are needed to confirm
and elaborate this effect.
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