|Document ID (ISN)||102083|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mohren D.C.L., Swaen G.M.H., van Amelsvoort L.G.P.M., Borm P.J.A., Galama J.M.D.
||Job insecurity as a risk factor for common infections and health complaints
||Feb. 2003, Vol.45, No.2, p.123-129. 30 ref.
||The aim of this study was to investigate the cross-sectional and longitudinal impact of job insecurity on common infections and health complaints. Self-administered questionnaire data were used from the Maastricht Cohort Study comprised of 12,140 subjects. Generalized Estimating Equations analyses were applied to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals. A cross-sectional relationship between job insecurity and common infections or health complaints was found. For the longitudinal relationship, the largest effect was found for flu-like illness (OR 1.39) and health complaints (OR 1.51). Corrections were additionally made for health behaviour, the presence of a long-standing illness, and work-related demands, resulting in lower ORs. Increases in common infections or health complaints have a substantial impact on employee well-being and may result in economic consequences for the company.
||state of health; infectious diseases; anxiety; unemployment; mental stress; risk factors; psychology and sociology
||influenza; Netherlands; symptoms; statistical evaluation; mental health; cohort study; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; Netherlands|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)