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Document ID (ISN)110033
CIS number 09-1174
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Buddeberg-Fischer B., Klaghofer R., Stamm M., Siegrist J., Buddeberg C.
Title Work stress and reduced health in young physicians: Prospective evidence from Swiss residents
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.31-38. 47 ref.
Internet access 09-1174.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study on young physicians investigated their perceived job stress, its association with the amount of working hours and its impact on self-reported health and overall satisfaction during residency. A cohort of Swiss medical school graduates was followed up from 2001. In their second and fourth years of residency, 433 physicians assessed their effort-reward balance, overcommitment, physical and mental well-being and overall satisfaction. Findings are discussed. Stress at work in young physicians, especially when being experienced over a longer period in postgraduate training, has to be a matter of concern because of its negative impact on health and overall satisfaction and the risk of developing symptoms of burnout in the long run.
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; state of health; stress factors; hospitals; health care personnel; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; job dissatisfaction; mental health; long-term study; cohort study; stress studies; hours of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout