Contact person:
Hanne Berthelsen
  • AFA försäkring
Responsible at MaU:
Hanne Berthelsen
Project members at MaU:
External project members:
  • Constanze Leineweber - Stockholm University
  • Johanna Stengård – Stockholm University
Time frame:
01 October 2022 - 30 September 2025
Research subject:

About the project

Many experience that an excessively large portion of working hours is devoted to tasks perceived as either unnecessary or unreasonable. For instance, entering data into incompatible systems (unnecessary) or a nurse having to clean instead of attending to patients (unreasonable). Currently, there is limited research on illegitimate tasks, and it is unknown which groups experience many such tasks. A few studies, primarily cross-sectional, indicate associations between illegitimate tasks and stress, exhaustion, and depression. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate how illegitimate tasks affect the health and well-being of different groups in the workforce over time.

Read more about the project at Stockholm University