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Document ID (ISN)105361
CIS number 06-994
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ertel M., Pech E., Ullsperger P., von dem Knesebeck O., Siegrist J.
Title Adverse psychosocial working conditions and subjective health in freelance media workers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2005, Vol.19, No.3, p.293-299. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; journalism; conditions of work; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Germany; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; stress factors; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Communications industry
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors