Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir: Influence Statistics

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir

University of Iceland, Saemundargata 2, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland | Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland | Faculty of Social and Human ...

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir: Expert Impact

Concepts for which Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir has direct influence: Sickness absence , Economic recession , Virtual work , Downsized workplaces , Epm technology , Business elites , Public sector .

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir: KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for which for which Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir has influence: Sickness absence , Life conflict , Gender equality , Higher education , Economic stress , Academic parents , Prostate cancer treatment .

KOL Resume for Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir


University of Iceland, Saemundargata 2, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland


University of Iceland


Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland


Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.


The University of Iceland, Iceland


Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, The University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.


The University of Iceland Faculty of Social and Human Sciences Reykjavík Iceland


University of Iceland, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Iceland


The University of Iceland, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Iceland


Department of Research and Occupational Health, Administration of Occupational Safety and Health, and Faculty of Social Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavic, Iceland.


Institute of Occupational Health , Reykjavík, Bíldshöfði 16, 110 Reykjavík,

Prominent publications by Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir

KOL-Index: 7641 . This article focuses on sickness and sickness absence among employees of 20 municipalities in Iceland who remained at work after the economic crisis in October 2008. The aim was to examine the impact of economic crisis on sickness and sickness absence of "survivors" working within the educational system (primary school teachers and kindergarten teachers) and the care services (elderly care ...
Known for Sickness Absence | Economic Crisis | Study Employees | Downsized Workplaces
KOL-Index: 6247 . The aim of this article is to analyse whether the Internet and other ICT technologies support a work–family balance amongst academics. The study is based on 20 in-depth interviews with academics in Iceland and analysed according to the Grounded Theory Approach. This study challenges the notion that the Internet, as part of ICT technology, makes it easier to establish a work–family balance. ...
Known for Flexibility Academics | Work – | Article Analyse
KOL-Index: 4274 . AIM: The study considered psychological distress among surviving bank employees differently entangled in downsizing and restructuring following the financial crisis of 2008. METHODS: A cross-sectional, nationwide study was conducted among surviving employees (N = 1880, response rate 68%). Multivariate analysis was conducted to assess factors associated with psychological distress. RESULTS: ...
Known for Surviving Employees | Financial Crisis | Social Support | Personnel Downsizing
KOL-Index: 2774 . In the article we analyse the structuring of time among academic employees in Iceland, how they organize and reconcile their work and family life and whether gender is a defining factor in this context. Our analysis shows clear gender differences in time use. Although flexible working hours help academic parents to organize their working day and fulfil the ever-changing needs of family ...
Known for Work Life | Academic Parents | Flexible Hours | Gender Differences
KOL-Index: 2722 . The demand for long and inflexible working hours in leading positions in the economy is often seen as one of the primary hindrances for women entering leadership positions. The aim of the article is to analyse how virtual work affects the reconciliation of work and family life among senior managers in Iceland. The study is based on qualitative one-on-one interviews with managers in ...
Known for Virtual Work | Leadership Positions
KOL-Index: 2185 . Following the sudden and unprecedented collapse of Icelandic banks during the recent economic recession, 20 per cent of bank employees were laid off. This nation-wide study compared the health and well-being of university-educated stayers and leavers following the downsizing of the banks and took into account labour market trajectories among the leavers following downsizing and job ...
Known for Economic Recession | Labour Market | Employees Experiences
KOL-Index: 2156 . BACKGROUND: In 2008, many Western countries faced a great economic recession, the result of which was increased unemployment and reduced public expenditure. OBJECTIVE: This article focuses on changes in the self-reported mental and physical health and health symptoms of the remaining employees of Icelandic municipalities who worked within the educational system and the care service during ...
Known for Economic Recession | Downsized Workplaces | Icelandic Municipalities | Personnel Downsizing
KOL-Index: 2139 . Purpose Iceland, along with the other Nordic countries, is seen as an international frontrunner in gender equality and equal sharing of responsibility for paid and unpaid work is part of the official ideology. Nevertheless, the number of women in leadership positions remains low. The purpose of this study is to analyse the practices that (re)produce ...
Known for Gender Equality | Mixed Methods | Survey Data
KOL-Index: 2068 . This article examines whether age, work-related, and family-related predictors explain differences in the academic advancement of women and men in Iceland. Survey data were analyzed by binary logistic regression. The findings put that women climb the academic career ladder at a slower pace than men. This finding puts one of the widely known excuses for the underrepresentation of women in ...
Known for Gender Inequalities | Academic Career Ladder | Findings Women | Article Examines
KOL-Index: 1968 . Purpose The purpose of this paper is to further the understanding of public sector line managers' work-related well-being and health in relation to job strain, gender and workplace social support. Design/methodology/approach An online survey was sent ...
Known for Public Sector | Social Support | Practical Implications | Survey Data
KOL-Index: 1724 . This article examines the explanations offered by men and women, at different academic ranks, for the scarcity of women in full professorial positions in Icelandic universities. Data derive from interviews and a survey involving the total Icelandic academic population. We test three hypotheses: Firstly, academics will not see family responsibilities as explanation, secondly, women will ...
Known for Gender Inequality | Article Examines

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University of Iceland, Saemundargata 2, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland | Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland | Faculty of Social and Human Science, University of Iceland, Saemundargotu 2, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland;,