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dc.contributor.authorSagvaag, Hildegunn
dc.contributor.authorRimstad, Silje Lill
dc.contributor.authorKinn, Liv Grethe
dc.contributor.authorAas, Randi Wågø
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-15T12:45:09Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-19T13:39:53Z
dc.date.available2019-11-15T12:45:09Z
dc.date.available2019-11-19T13:39:53Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-08
dc.identifier.citationSagvaag H, Rimstad SL, Kinn LG, Aas RW. Six shades of grey: Identifying drinking culture and potentially risky drinking behaviour in the grey zone between work and leisure. The WIRUS culture study. Journal of Public Health Research. 2019;8(2)en
dc.identifier.issn2279-9028
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/7841
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The aim of this study was to explore drinking culture and drinking situations that employers and employees encounter in the grey zone between work and leisure, and identify what might affect employees’ risky drinking behaviour. Methods: We used eight focus groups to interview 61 core company informants from eight Norwegian companies (private and public sector) participating in the WIRUS – Workplace-based interventions preventing risky alcohol use and sick leave – project. The informants represented employers and employees with a diversity of roles at multiple organisational levels. The transcribed interviews were analysed by applying a phenomenological hermeneutical approach. Results: The analysis revealed six dimensions of drinking culture representing potentially risky drinking behaviour in situations that fall in the grey zone between work and leisure: (1) “Who invited me?” (Degree of obligation towards inviter), (2) “Do I have to participate?” (Degree of participation volunteerism), (3) “To drink or not to drink?” (Degree of drinking volunteerism), (4) “Work talk or small talk?” (Degree of work-related conversation), (5) “Are there any drinking rules to follow?” (Degree of regulation), and (6) “The influence of being away from home” (degree of distance to home). Conclusions: The findings reveal that employers and employees’ experience of drinking culture can be categorised as six different “shades of grey”. The grey zone is shaded from light to dark grey, indicating how risky the informants perceive the grey zone to be. The findings may be useful when designing workplace health promotion programmes and alcohol regulations in the workplace.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe paper was funded by The Norwegian Directorate of Health and The Research Council of Norway. Norges forskningsråd: 260640 Universitetet i Stavanger: 11551en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPAGEpressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Public Health Research;Vol 8, No 2
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectCulturesen
dc.subjectDrinking regulationsen
dc.subjectOccupational healthen
dc.subjectWork participationsen
dc.subjectWork related drinkingen
dc.titleSix shades of grey: Identifying drinking culture and potentially risky drinking behaviour in the grey zone between work and leisure. The WIRUS culture studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.date.updated2019-11-15T12:45:09Z
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.4081/jphr.2019.1585
dc.identifier.cristinID1723839
dc.relation.projectIDNorges forskningsråd: 260640
dc.relation.projectIDUniversitetet i Stavanger: 11551
dc.source.issn2279-9028
dc.source.issn2279-9036
dc.relation.journalJournal of Public Health Research


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