Seasonal variation in bright daylight exposure, mood and behavior among a group of office workers in Sweden

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The purpose of the study was to investigate seasonal variation in mood and behavior among a group of office workers in Sweden (56°N). Thirty subjects participated in this longitudinal study. The subjects kept a weekly log that included questionnaires for ratings of psychological wellbeing and daily sleep-activity diaries where they also noted time spent outdoors. The lighting conditions in the offices were subjectively evaluated during one day, five times over the year. There was a seasonal variation in positive affect and in sleep-activity behavior. Across the year, there was a large variation in the total time spent outdoors in daylight. The subjects reported seasonal variation concerning the pleasantness, variation and strength of the light in the offices and regarding the visibility in the rooms. Finally, the subjects spent most of their time indoors, relying on artificial lighting, which demonstrates the importance of the lighting quality in indoor environments.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Jönköping University
  • Fukuoka Women's University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tillämpad psykologi


TidskriftJournal of Circadian Rhythms
StatusPublished - 2018 feb 21
Peer review utfördJa