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Document ID (ISN)107151
CIS number 07-1242
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roesler U., Jacobi F., Rau R.
Title Work and mental disorders in a German national representative sample
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2006, Vol.20, No.3, p.234-244. 38 ref.
Abstract This study on occupational risk factors of mental disorders involved 2329 German employees (aged 18-65 years) who took part in a structured, computer-assisted clinical interview. Further, they specified whether their job was characterized by physical workload, overtime or stress, and evaluated whether they felt impaired by each job characteristic. Results show that substance abuse/dependence (including nicotine dependence) was the highest prevalent mental disorder (12 month prevalence: 14.4%) followed by anxiety (12.0%) somatoform (9.7%), and affective (9.3%) disorders. Sequential logistic regression analyses showed significant associations between the presence of stress at work and affective and somatoform disorders. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) mental disorders; stress factors; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; Germany; smoking; stress studies; sleep disturbances; work time schedules; cross-sectional study; anxiety
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Alcohol and drug abuse
Mental stress and burnout