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Document ID (ISN)110038
CIS number 09-1186
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niedhammer I., Chastang J.F., Levy D., David S., Degioanni S., Theorell T.
Title Study of the validity of a job-exposure matrix for psychosocial work factors: Results from the French SUMER survey
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.87-97. 46 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop and validate a job-exposure matrix (JEM) for psychosocial work factors defined by Karasek's model using national representative data of the French working population. The sample consisted of 24,486 men and women who filled in the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ). Job title was defined by both occupation and economic activity coded according to detailed national classifications. The JEM was built using the individual scores of demands, latitude and support for each job title. When compared to individual measures, analyses showed a lower validity of JEM measures for psychological demands and social support, and a relatively higher validity for decision latitude. It is concluded that JEM measures for decision latitude may be used as a complementary method of exposure assessment.
Descriptors (primary) psychology of work organization; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) France; psychology and sociology; description of technique; questionnaire survey; stress studies; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors