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Document ID (ISN)101680
CIS number 03-981
ISSN - Serial title 0170-2327 - Ergo-Med
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Friedel H., Bonitz D., B÷deker W.
Title Relationships between diagnosed work incapacity and constraints related to high psychological demands accompanied by low decision latitude
Original title Assoziationen zwischen diagnosenspezifischer Arbeitsunfńhigkeit und Belastungen durch hohe psychische Anforderungen bei geringem Handlungsspielraum [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2002, Vol.26, No.6, p.176-183. 20 ref.
Abstract Data concerning the invalidity of 43,250 persons affiliated to a Geman heath insurance fund were studied for the purpose of highlighting correlations between the evaluation by experts of psychological constraints at work and the frequency and duration of sickness absenteeism. A group of experts defined 79 job types based on the frequency of various factors relating to psychic load. These evaluations made it possible to reproduce two dimensions of the Karasek and Theorell "demand-control" model, namely the psychological demands and control on one's work. This model defines occupational strain as consisting of high psychic demands combined with low control. Putting together the data on psychic demands with those on sickness absenteeism, specific risks for the frequency and duration of sickness absenteeism were calculated. Occupational strain was found to be an important factor with respect to the frequency and duration of sickness absenteeism for all diseases analyzed.
Descriptors (primary) sickness absenteeism; stress factors; occupational psychology
Descriptors (secondary) workload assessment; frequency rates; stress evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout