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      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 ...



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      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,



      Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir: Influence Statistics

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      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 and care of disabled people) operated by the municipalities. The study was based on mixed methods ...

      Known for Sickness Absence | Economic Crisis | Study Employees | Downsized Workplaces | Personnel Downsizing
      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. Although the Internet makes some features of the profession less complicated, like the possibility ...

      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: In the banks, where all employees experienced rapid and unpredictable organizational changes, ...

      Known for Surviving Employees | Financial Crisis | Social Support | Personnel Downsizing | Economic Recession
      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 members, the women, rather than men interviewed, seem to be stuck with the responsibility of domestic ...

      Known for Work Life | Academic Parents | Flexible Hours | Gender Differences | Responsibility Domestic
      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 Icelandic companies. Our findings show that the work life of women and men in leadership positions intrudes ...

      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 insecurity among the stayers. Results indicate a clear difference for the stayers and leavers on all ...

      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 the economic recession. We examine gender differences in health and differences between downsized ...

      Known for Economic Recession | Downsized Workplaces | Icelandic Municipalities | Personnel Downsizing | Status Humans
      KOL-Index: 2139


      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 power imbalances between women and men in business leadership both at the macro and the micro ...

      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 full professor positions into jeopardy, namely that this is because of family responsibilities. ...

      Known for Gender Inequalities | Academic Career Ladder | Findings Women | Article Examines
      KOL-Index: 1968


      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.


      An online survey was sent to all senior and middle line managers (


       = 357) in ...

      Known for Public Sector | Social Support | Practical Implications | Survey Data | Gender Differences
      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 more often refer to a male-dominated environment and men more often to the ‘pipeline’ metaphor. ...

      Known for Gender Inequality | Article Examines

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      Concepts for whichGuðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttirhas direct influence:Sickness absence,  Economic recession,  Virtual work,  Downsized workplaces,  Epm technology,  Business elites,  Public sector,  Financial crisis.

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



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