|Document ID (ISN)||105361|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Ertel M., Pech E., Ullsperger P., von dem Knesebeck O., Siegrist J.
||Adverse psychosocial working conditions and subjective health in freelance media workers
||July-Sep. 2005, Vol.19, No.3, p.293-299. 21 ref.
||In recent years, there has been a steady growth of non-standard work contracts, characterized by the increased flexibility of work arrangements and increased job instability, particularly in the media industry. This pilot study analysed associations of work stress with subjective health in a group of 290 German freelancers working in the media industry. The measurement of work stress was based on the effort-reward imbalance model. Results of logistic regression analyses indicate significant effects of high effort in combination with low reward (money, esteem, promotion prospects, job security) on subjective health in men and women, with the effects being higher in men. Moreover, among men a critical pattern of coping with work stress enhanced the reported effect.
||state of health; journalism; conditions of work; psychology of work organization
||subjective assessment; Germany; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; stress factors; mental health
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Psychology of work organization