|Document ID (ISN)||101680|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0170-2327 - Ergo-Med
|Convention or series no.
||Friedel H., Bonitz D., B÷deker W.
||Relationships between diagnosed work incapacity and constraints related to high psychological demands accompanied by low decision latitude
||Assoziationen zwischen diagnosenspezifischer Arbeitsunfńhigkeit und Belastungen durch hohe psychische Anforderungen bei geringem Handlungsspielraum [in German]|
||Nov.-Dec. 2002, Vol.26, No.6, p.176-183. 20 ref.
||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.
||sickness absenteeism; stress factors; occupational psychology
||workload assessment; frequency rates; stress evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout