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Document ID (ISN)102019
CIS number 03-1481
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Niedhammer I., Chea M.
Title Psychosocial factors at work and self reported health: Comparative results of cross sectional and prospective analyses of the French GAZEL cohort
Bibliographic information July 2003, Vol.60, No.7, p.509-515. 47 ref.
Abstract To explore the relationship between psychosocial factors at work and self-reported health, cross-sectional and prospective analyses were carried out on data from a large occupational cohort of men and women employed at a large French gas and electricity utility. Psychosocial factors at work were evaluated using the Karasek questionnaire, designed to measure psychological demands, decision latitude, social support and physical demands. Self-reported health was used as health outcome. Variables analysed included chronic diseases, and socio-demographic, occupational and behavioural factors. Cross-sectional analysis revealed significant associations between psychological demands, decision latitude, social support and physical demands, as well as self-reported health for both men and women. Prospective analysis showed that high psychological demands for both sexes, low decision authority for men, and low social support and high physical demands for women, were related to poor self-reported health. These results were independent of potential confounding variables.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; power generation and distribution; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; France; psychology and sociology; sex-linked differences; cohort study; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Power generation and distribution
Psychology of work organization