A central element of my research is the processing, development and psychometric testing of the Swedish versions of the instruments Worker Role Interview (WRI) and Work Environment Impact Scale (WEIS). WRI and WEIS are work-related interview instruments with the accompanying rating scale, and have been developed with the aim of assessing the influence of subjective psychosocial and environmental factors on work ability. Using WRI, an estimate can be obtained of how a person’s motivation, daily habits and routines, and the surrounding social environment influence that person’s work potential. WEIS focuses on person-environment interaction, and the assessment includes identifying the person’s experience of impeding and supportive psychosocial and physical work environmental factors, and their effect on the person’s sense of satisfaction and well-being at work.
The instruments have achieved a notable distribution and are used in various authorities including the Swedish public employment agency, primary care and insurance-medical investigation units as well as at various private, municipal and county council/region-based work rehabilitation centres in Sweden.
- WRI – Worker Role Interview
- WEIS – Work Environment Impact Scale