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Document ID (ISN)110098
CIS number 09-1189
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ertel K.A., Koenen K.C., Berkman L.F.
Title Incorporating home demands into models of job strain: Findings from the work, family, and health network
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1244-1252. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to integrate home demands into the demand-control-support model to test if home demands interact with job strain to increase depressive symptoms. Data were from 431 employees in four extended care facilities. Presence of a child younger than 18 years in the household signified home demands. The presence of depressive symptoms was determined based on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. The association between job strain and depressive symptoms was moderated by social support (SS) and presence of a child in the household. There was no association among participants with high SS and no child, but a positive one among participants with low SS and a child. Job strain may therefore be a particularly important determinant of depressive symptoms among employees with family demands.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; depressive neurosis; risk factors; health care personnel; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) children; statistical evaluation; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout