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Document ID (ISN)109562
CIS number 09-746
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niedhammer I., Chastang J.F., David S.
Title Importance of psychosocial work factors on general health outcomes in the national French SUMER survey
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.58, No.1, p.15-24. 57 ref.
Internet access http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/1/15 [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the associations between psychosocial work factors and state of health indicators within the national French working population. The study was based on a questionnaire survey of a sample of 24,486 working women and men. Psychosocial risk factors at work included psychological demands, decision latitude, social support, workplace bullying and violence from the public. The health indicators studied were self-reported health, long sickness absence (>8 days of absence) and work injury. Low decision latitude, low social support and high psychological demands were found to be risk factors for poor self-reported health and long sickness absence. High demands were also found to be associated with work injury. Workplace bullying and/or violence from the public also increased the risk of poor health, long sickness absence and work injury.
Descriptors (primary) France; sickness absenteeism; risk factors; psychology and sociology; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; subjective assessment; bullying; psychology of work organization; violence; questionnaire survey; stress factors; social aspects; injuries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance; Ireland
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Bullying and mobbing
Violence and terrorism